Swedish specialty chemicals firm Perstorp says it has launched new grades for carboxylic acids which are now available with 100% renewable, traceable mass balanced content and what it says is the market’s lowest product carbon footprint.
The new products, Valeric Acid Pro 100 and 2-Ethylhexanoic Acid Pro 100, represent the latest stride in Perstorp’s mission towards becoming Finite Material Neutral, heralding a significant shift in the industry’s dependence on virgin fossil raw materials while allowing downstream industries to reduce Scope 3 emissions.
When considering the biogenic CO2 uptake absorbed by the renewable raw materials used, these products demonstrate a negative carbon footprint from the cradle to the Perstorp gate. Developed based on a traceable mass balance concept, Valeric Acid Pro 100 and 2-EHA Pro 100 are designed to minimise the carbon footprint throughout the value chain, supporting sustainable sourcing of renewable and recycled raw materials.
Valeric Acid Pro 100 and 2-EHA Pro 100, as well as all Perstorp’s Pro-Environment offerings, bear the ISCC Plus (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) sustainability certification. This seal of approval attests that stringent sustainability standards are met, including the products, the mass balance methodology, and the product carbon footprint (PCF) calculations. Both products exhibit a negative cradle-to-gate PCF value, aligned with Together for Sustainability methodology.
Together with Perstorp’s portfolio of Pro-Environment Polyols (Neeture, Evyron, and Voxtar) the debut of Valeric Acid Pro 100 and 2-EHA Pro 100 marks the inauguration of a comprehensive portfolio of Polyol Esters (POE) building blocks.
“Mass balance, with chemical and physical traceability, is a crucial methodology that contributes traceability, efficiency, accountability, compliance, and sustainability across industries and processes,” says Elisa Swanson-Parbäck, Global Marketing Director for Sustainable Lubricants at Perstorp. “It enables our customers to accurately track materials and make informed decisions. Further on, it showcases our commitment, long-term and short-term, to responsible practices as we can ensure our value chain partners that we apply a credible and transparent transition towards renewable raw materials.”
Emphasising transparency and traceability, the Traceable Mass Balance applies chemical and physical traceability principles. This ensures the product’s progressive transition from fossil to fully renewable and/or recycled, marking a significant stride towards sustainability in the synthetic lubricants sector.