Krefeld, Germany – Covestro has won ISCC Plus certification for the MDI it produces at Krefeld using aniline made in its Antwerp plant.
ISCC, or international sustainability and carbon certification, is an internationally recognised sustainability certificate for biomass and bioenergy.
Covestro received its first shipment of ISCC Plus-certified phenol from Borealis in October. This is manufactured using renewable hydrocarbons from Neste. Phenol is a precursor to many downstream chemical products, including the aniline used to make MDI.
'With the gradual conversion of our production to renewable raw materials, we are getting closer to our vision of circularity,' said Klaus Schafer, Covestro's CTO.
Sucheta Govil, the company’s chief commercial officer, said the development will help customers reduce their own carbon footprint. Govil added that the product is a drop-in replacement for hydrocarbon-derived MDI that can be used in manufacturing processes without modifications.