20. Dec 2023

ISCC PLUS certification completed for Polykemi and Scanfill

ISCC PLUS certification completed for Polykemi and Scanfill

Polykemi (Ystad, Sweden) and our subsidiary Scanfill (Sievi, Finland) are now certified according to ISCC PLUS.

The certification guarantees total traceability in the production and delivery of bio-circular mass balance certified plastic raw material – another step towards increased sustainability and reduced climate footprint.

An obvious step in a conscious market
The ISCC PLUS certification is part of the Polykemi Group’s global efforts for a progressive and sustainable industry, but also a natural effect of increasing customer awareness.

”We need to be able to show what we are doing to reduce the carbon footprint of our materials. It’s not a request from customers anymore, it’s a requirement. The certification enables us to offer high-performance materials that reduce the amount of fossil raw material and ultimately the climate footprint”, says Jörgen Andersson, Quality and Environmental Manager at Polykemi Group.

Biobased and bio-circular materials become traceable
Biobased refers to any material whose raw material is derived from plants (e.g. corn or sugar cane), while bio-circular refers to the part of biobased material whose raw material comes from biological residues (e.g. used frying oil from the restaurant industry or waste from the forestry industry).

”Technically, we have been able to offer this type of both bio-based and bio-circular materials before, but now with certificates specifying how much biomaterial our supplier used in their process, and how much we then used in our materials, we can provide the customer with a traceable, accurate receipt of the content”, says Jörgen Andersson.

Launching new certified materials
At the same time as the certification, Polykemi launches two new materials in the NATUCOMP material family. The materials are two types of bio-circular PP compounds produced from mass balanced raw material.
”The difference in material quality between our bio-circular PP compounds and conventional PP compounds, is actually none at all. The materials have the same technical performance. The difference lies in the used proportion of fossil-based raw material, which is lower in the bio-circular materials, thus resulting a lower climate impact”, says Jörgen Andersson.

Certified recycled materials is the next step
The current certification applies to Polykemi and Scanfill in Ystad, Sweden, and the subsidiary Rondo Plast has also initiated the project to obtain the same or similar certification.

”A certification for Rondo would mean that our customers can buy materials based on recycled raw materials with certificates that trace the material back in the production chain. However, the certification process is more extensive and complex when it comes to recycled raw materials and therefore comes in a second step”, says Jörgen Andersson. AT


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