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Bio-Based Products: Sustainable Performance Without Compromise

+ Self-produced Epichlorohydrin with biobased Glycerin as starting material

+ Upcycling

  • The bio-based glycerin used by LEUNA-Harze GmbH for epichlorohydrin synthesis is a by-product of biodiesel production and is primarily derived from waste oils, leftover cooking fats from large kitchens, rapeseed oil, and other vegetable oils

+ No mass balancing

  • Separated production line and storage tanks for Epilox® G-series
  • No mixing with conventionally produced Epilox® products, hence no mass balancing for the biobased component

+ No difference in quality compared to conventional Epilox® products

+ Same performance, mechanical properties, chemical resistance, and processability

  • 1:1 replacement in production and application is possible

Life-Cycle Assessment

„Übersichts-Treibhausgasbilanz von Epoxidharzen und Reaktivverdünnern“(Greenhouse Gas Overview for Epoxy Resins and Reactive Diluent), Institut für Energie- und Umweltforschung Heidelberg (Ifeu), 2023. Commissioned by LEUNA-Harze GmbH in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14040/14044

+ Reduction in CO2 emissions during the production of biobased products

+ Already comparatively low CO2 emissions for conventionally produced Epilox® products due to facility and technology optimization

+ Plans to use renewable energy for further CO2 emission reduction

  • Objective: By 2035 at the latest, exclusive use of renewable energy (wind and solar) in production