Ludwigshafen, Germany – BASF is now offering its customers MDI with zero CO2 impact up to the factory gate.
Called Lupranat Zero, the product is made from renewable feedstocks and energy. '[It is] the first greenhouse gas neutral aromatic diisocyanate,' the company said. It will be commercially available from the second quarter of the year as Lupranat M70R for PIR and rigid PU panels.
The carbon dioxide impact of production materials is allocated via mass balance, and the energy used to produce the material is validated via renewable energy certificates, BASF said. The calculations are audited by TUV Nord.
Ramkumar Dhruva, president for monomers at BASF, said: 'With reliable data on the CO2 footprint of our products, we can support our customers in achieving their climate targets. Our customers can quantifiably reduce their CO2 footprint while maintaining product quality.'