Shanghai – In the first quarter of 2022, Sinomax will become the first company to use Covestro's TDI from mass-balanced feedstocks, the German company announced. Separately, Sinomax has signed a global purchase agreement with Covestro.
Sinomax first to use Covestro's mass-balanced TDI
The first batch of the material is expected to be delivered from Covestro's Shanghai site and will be used in Hong Kong-headquartered Sinomax's range of mattresses and pillows.
Eric Cheung, Sinomax president said 'Covestro's mass balanced TDI products help us meet emissions reduction goals.'
'Mass-balance TDI incorporates sustainable raw materials into our TDI,' said Marius Wurtz, head of Performance Materials sales Covestro, Asia Pacific.
Using the materials can help 'the reduction in CO2 footprints in the flexible foam industry to accelerate immediately and become easily scalable,' Wurtz continued.
Covestro said that the material is now available to other large users in the Asia Pacific region along with mass-balance certified MDI.
The company explained that mass balance is a 'chain of custody method that allows fossil and alternative feedstocks to be mixed in production but separated in bookkeeping. It is able to track materials though the value chains and allows attribution of alternative feedstock to selected end products.'
Following Sinomax's expansion in the US the Covestro and Sinomax have also signed a global supply deal. He added that Covestro's global footprint was attractive when expanding their relationship.