Chicago, Illinois - Chemical company HallStar has earned the US Department of Agriculture (DA) certified biobased product label for four products.
The biobased label verifies that the products' amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds prescribed USDA standards. Biobased products are goods composed in whole or in significant part of agricultural, forestry, or marine materials, HallStar said in a 26 June news release.
"These certifications are a testament to our technology and our outlook on the importance of sustainability in the coming years. Bio-based ester plasticizers are the next generation of performance enhancers. We expect their usage to become more widespread in both biopolymers, as well as synthetic polymers," commented Louis Pace, executive vice-president.
HallStar's range of chemicals includes polyurethane additives and polyols although the products awarded biobased status are not for polyurethane use.