Evonik obtains Certification for its biobased methacrylates

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The bio-content of Evonik's VISIOMER® Terra methacrylate monomers is now certified by DIN CERTCO―the certification body of TÜV Rheinland Group, which will include the label “Certified Biobased Product.” DIN CERTCO certifies products using the C14 radiocarbon method and ASTM D 6866:2021 protocol.

VISIOMER specialty methacrylates serve a broad range of industries and applications including adhesives, paints and coatings. Evonik reports that it focuses on customized solutions for replacing hazardous or harmful substances, facilitating weight reduction in composites, and reducing carbon footprint.

The company reports that VISIOMER® Terra monomers contain up to 85 percent bio-content and must meet the highest performance requirements as well as have a low hazard potential. Expanding the portfolio of VISIOMER® Terra biobased monomers is part of Evonik’s long-term strategy to protect the environment and mitigate climate change without compromising performance.

In addition to DIN CERTCO certification, Evonik reports that VISIOMER® Terra products are supported by detailed Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) according to ISO 14040/14044. LCAs are a critical tool assessing various environmental impacts of VISIOMER® Terra Specialty Methacrylates throughout their production and support Evonik customers in benchmarking their own products.


Source: Evonik