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Celanese launches POM ECO-B as mass-balance bio-based option for existing products

December 02/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Demand for materials with renewable content and lower environmental impact is growing across customer segments. Celanese Corporation, a global chemical and specialty materials company, has launched a sustainable polyacetal (POM) product offering known as POM ECO-B to support the growing demand, as per the company's press release.

POM ECO-B allows customers to realize reduction in carbon dioxide emission in their end-use products and advance toward their renewable content goals. Celanese believes that this offering has a strong value proposition for customers in the automotive, consumer products and medical device industries where footprint reduction or renewable content is important.

Celaneses POM ECO-B contains up to 97% bio-content via a mass-balance approach as certified by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC+). It reduces carbon dioxide footprint per kilogram of POM polymer by more than half without any impact on properties or need for requalification.

Celanese is committed to enhancing our specialty materials product offerings and capabilities through ongoing investments in sustainable product developments. Todays launch of Celanese POM ECO-B is yet another example of our focus on developing functionalized grades that meet rigorous technical specifications while offering eco-friendly content options for customers, said Tom Kelly, Senior Vice President, Engineered Materials, Celanese.

As MRC informed previously, in October, 2020, Celanese (Dallas, Texas) announced plans to add a 15,000-metric tons/year line for the production of GUR ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) at its facility in Bishop, Texas. Startup is expected by.the beginning of 2022.

According to MRC"s ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 1,594,510 tonnes in the first nine months of 2020, up by 1% year on year. Only high denstiy polyethylene (HDPE) shipments increased.

Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in most major industries and consumer applications. Based in Dallas, Celanese employs approximately 7,700 employees worldwide and had 2019 net sales of USD6.3 billion.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:bioplastics, PE, HDPE, car components, petrochemistry, recikling, Celanese, sustainable development, Russia, USA.
Category:General News
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