Science company Royal DSM says that its engineering plastics business will offer a full alternative range of its existing portfolio based on bio and/or recycled-based materials by 2030.

The alternatives will contain at least 25% recycled and/or bio-based content by weight in the final product, the company said. To do this it will use technologies and approaches such as fermentation, mechanical recycling and mass balance accounting of bio-based and/or chemically recycled feedstock. Mass balance accounting a way of tracing the flow of materials through a complex value chain, allocating bio-based and/or recycled content to different products.

The company has recently launched bio-based grades of its Arnitel and Stanyl materials manufactured via a mass-balancing approach of bio-based feedstock. Stanyl bio-based grades are available with an ISCC Plus sustainability certification.

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