COLOGNE, Germany—Specialty chemicals company Lanxess A.G. has developed a new range of MDI polyether prepolymers containing bio-based, renewable raw materials, the company said.
The Cologne-based company is marketing the products under the Adiprene Green brand name and said they can replace existing fossil-based polyether prepolymers in the manufacture of highly durable polyurethane elastomers.
Adiprene prepolymers allow PU processors to reduce their carbon dioxide footprint, Lanxess said. The decrease can be between 20 and 30 percent compared with fossil-based prepolymers thanks to the use of polyether polyols based on starch.
"At Lanxess, we have a clear sustainability strategy. With the goal to be climate neutral until 2040, we are building on our established and successful commitment to climate protection. The first major projects have already been launched. By using our new Adiprene Green products, customers can benefit from our journey to climate neutrality," Markus Eckert, head of the Lanxess Urethane Systems business unit, said in a statement.
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