Nippon Shokubai Obtains ISCC PLUS Certification for Bio-based Superabsorbent Polymers

Nippon Shokubai has obtained biomass certification for superabsorbent polymers produced by its subsidiary Nippon Shokubai Europe from ISCC, with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

July 13, 2021. By News Bureau

Nippon Shokubai has obtained biomass certification for superabsorbent polymers produced by its subsidiary Nippon Shokubai Europe from ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification), with the aim of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

SAP, the key material for disposable diapers, is mainly made from acrylic acid produced from propylene. NSE produces both acrylic acid and SAP. NSE has recently obtained ISCC PLUS certification from ISCC for the production of SAP utilizing acrylic acid produced from biomass-derived propylene.
 
NSE will establish a system to supply bio-based SAP in response to customers' requests. The quality of bio-based SAP is equivalent to that of conventional petroleum-derived products, and the use of bio-based SAP will contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions throughout the product life cycle.

In addition to bio-based SAP, Nippon Shokubai is engaged in the research and development of sustainable SAP that contributes to the reduction of environmental impact, such as biodegradable SAP and recycled SAP, which is separated from used disposable diapers and restored to almost the same level of functionality as new ones. The company will contribute to realizing a sustainable society by promoting these research and development activities.

Nippon Shokubai Europe N.V. was established in February 1999, and located in Antwerp, Belgium with headquarter and plant. Tomiyuki Sawada is the President of the 193 million Euros company 100% owned by Nippon Shokubai.
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