“There is no contradiction between sustainability and chemistry.”
Prof. Dr. Thomas Schiele
Vice President Adhesives, Fiberbonding & Paper Coating Chemicals, BASF SE
Our world is moving fast towards a more sustainable future. Safe and sustainable chemicals are key to reducing emissions and enabling circularity.
The adhesive industry also needs to move quickly, due to a rising number of upcoming regulations emanating from the European Green Deal.
BASF can help you navigate these dynamics – with its adhesive chemistry, application, and regulations expertise.
We help you reduce the carbon footprint of your products. To that end, BASF has developed its own approach to substitute the fossil fuels used in the production process of its raw materials.
In the Biomass Balance Approach (BMB), renewable resources such as bio-naphtha or biogas derived from organic waste or vegetable oils are used as feedstock in the very first steps of chemical production. The raw materials produced this way have significantly reduced emission values.
Sustainably sourced materials make for a sustainable end product. That is why we are continuously developing our portfolio, so that we can offer our partners more and more CO2 emission-neutral products.
One example of this commitment is our acResin® line: this acrylic hotmelt is used in labels and tapes, where it offers an eco-friendly alternative to standard, solvent-based adhesives.
Eventually the life of even the best plastic tray or label comes to an end. It gets disposed of after the goods have been used or consumed. But what if we could reduce or even avoid this generation of waste?
Impress your customers with a sustainable ending for their products. Help protect our environment and give your products recycling properties and biodegradability by using our raw materials.
To this end, BASF’s adhesive raw materials feature several properties that make them particularly suitable for manufacturing adhesives.
BASFs water-based and solvent-free adhesive raw materials combine high adhesive performance with safety and sustainability requirements.
Our industry is moving fast towards a sustainable future. When the status quo is constantly uncertain, the need for sharing information and best practices becomes mandatory. This is why we are committed members of several associations.
Our sustainably sourced raw materials help you develop better products. Products and processes that are safe. Products that are recyclable. Products that are biodegradable. Products with an enhanced lifecycle.
Manufacturers are facing the challenges of the European Green Deal. BASF can support you in these challenging times with its expertise.
We look forward to developing these new sustainable end-of-life-solutions together with our partners.
Let’s make it last together.