Sustainability

2022-09-07

BASF offers product carbon footprints to its plastic additives customers through myPlasticAdditives

BASF now offers its plastic additives customers product carbon footprints (PCFs) for several antioxidants and light stabilizers as a premium service within the VALERAS™ portfolio via myPlasticAdditives online customer portal. By improving CO2 transparency in the value chain, BASF will support customers in reaching their greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. © 2022 BASF
BASF now offers its plastic additives customers product carbon footprints (PCFs) for several antioxidants and light stabilizers as a premium service within the VALERAS™ portfolio. By improving CO2 transparency in the value chain, BASF will support customers in reaching their greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.

Using its proprietary digital solution and validated calculations, BASF can now provide cradle-to-gate PCFs. A cradle-to-gate PCF comprises the total greenhouse gas emissions that occur from the extraction of resources through the manufacturing of precursors to the making of the final chemical product itself.

  • Latest addition to VALERAS™ portfolio of sustainable solutions and services
  • BASF’s plastic additives carbon footprints cover cradle-to-gate phase
  • Customers may request product carbon footprints as premium service via myPlasticAdditives online customer portal
  • First wave of calculations includes products in the Irganox®, Tinuvin® and Chimassorb® portfolios

“BASF aims to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. At the same time, we are continuously working with our customers to help them reach their climate targets. With this digital solution, we create greater transparency with high quality PCFs to enable them to satisfy their customer requests and validate sustainability claims for creating low-carbon plastics,” said Dr. Achim Sties, Senior Vice President, Performance Chemicals Europe, BASF. “We are committed to increasing the sustainability of plastics along the entire polymer value chain and are taking the next step as the first additives producer to offer a broad range of PCFs to the market.”

The PCFs will be available as a premium service through a new online customer portal named myPlasticAdditives. It is a convenient and easy-to-use digital solution to access on demand a broad library of regulatory, sustainability and technical information. This online portal will help customers drive efficiency and improve business processes with BASF support at their fingertips. Registration for an account is available at myPlasticAdditives.basf.com.





The first wave of available calculations includes products in the Irganox®, Tinuvin® and Chimassorb® portfolios; further products will follow. PCFs for plastic additives are part of the VALERAS™ portfolio. Providing customers with new valuable sustainability information allows them to understand the extent to which BASF’s plastic additives materials contribute to the carbon footprint of their final products. With VALERAS, BASF is committed to increasing the sustainability of plastics along the entire polymer value chain with innovative solutions and offerings from its plastic additives business.


To learn more about product carbon footprints for BASF’s plastic additives’ products, please visit Product Carbon Footprint (http://basf.com).


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