- Innovations that meet the demand for more sustainable Ultraform® products
- Biomass Balance Ultraform® BMB ensures the use of certified renewable resources in the production chain
- Low Product Carbon Footprint solution Ultraform® LowPCF
Singapore – October 13th, 2022 – On the occasion of K 2022, BASF launches two new sustainable product families: Ultraform® LowPCF (Low Product Carbon Footprint) and Ultraform® BMB (Biomass Balance). These solutions are designed to support the sustainability goals of BASF’s customers. Ultraform® is BASF’s trademark for its POM portfolio (POM: polyoxymethylene, also known as polyacetal).
Ultraform® LowPCF offers a Product Carbon Footprint which is at least 30 percent lower than the one of conventional Ultraform® grades by leveraging green electricity and an energy-efficient technology. Ultraform® BMB is ISCC+ Biomass Balance certified, ensuring the correct attribution of renewable raw material used in production: As vertically integrated supplier, BASF replaces fossil feedstock (e.g., natural gas) used in the early stage of the production chain with the equivalent quantity of certified renewable feedstock and allocates it specifically to Ultraform® BMB by means of the Mass Balance Approach (ISO 22095). In addition, this solution combines even more PCF reducing elements to enable a Product Carbon Footprint that is approximately 70 percent lower compared to conventional grades. Hence, Ultraform® BMB drives the use of renewable raw materials, saves fossil resources and distinctly supports the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
“With the launch of the Ultraform® BMB and Ultraform® LowPCF product range we support our customers to reach their specific sustainability goals. Technical product performance remains key, but customers increasingly factor environmental impact into their decision criteria. Some customers prioritize the most efficient way to reduce the carbon footprint while others focus on the use of renewables which allows an even lower PCF. These products are part of our strategy to invest in innovations and sustainable solutions,” says Alexander Fas, Director Global Business Management Ultraform®.
BASF’s PCF calculations for conventional Ultraform®, BMB and LowPCF have been audited and verified by NSF International, an institution which is known for public health standards and certification programs.