ISCC PLUS certification
Offering proven thermoplastic elastomers with the corresponding ISCC PLUS certificate (mass balance).
Interested parties and customers can now obtain selected TPE solutions with ISCC PLUS certification. Interested parties and customers can now obtain selected TPE solutions with ISCC PLUS certification. ISCC PLUS-certified materials offer lower product carbon footprints (PCF) by means of mass balancing. The compounds show the same processability and technical performance while ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. Compliance with various social and ecological standards is ensured as part of a comprehensive audit, from which processors and end consumers benefit. This ensures full traceability in the supply chain, including proof of origin of raw materials and materials. Customers from the consumer and medical sectors in particular will benefit from the extended offering as these products will support you in taking the next steps towards the Circular Economy.
What does Mass Balancing mean?
In a nutshell: The Mass Balance Approach is about (1) mixing fossil and sustainable feedstock (recycled or renewable/bio-based) in existing systems and processes, while keeping track of their quantities along the value chain (2, 3) and attributing them freely to one or several output products (4).
1. Fossil and non-fossil raw (recycled or renewable/bio-based) materials are physically mixed in existing systems and processes.
2. & 3. However, these materials are kept segregated in the mass balance bookkeeping along the value chain: For each entity in the value chain, the mass balance bookkeeping is audited and verified by an independent third party until the final product reaches the end-consumer.
4. There are different options on how to attribute the sustainable input share to final products: The entire sustainable input can be accredited to only one output (Product C) to allocate the maximum portion of the sustainable ISCC PLUS certified material (Option 1). Or, the sustainable input can be attributed to several outputs (Products A, B and C), with an accordingly lower share of sustainable ISCC PLUS certified material assigned (Option 2).
In any of the selected options, the reported sustainable content in the final products cannot exceed the initial input of sustainable raw materials.