BELSIL® eco – Biomethanol Based Silicones
Time: 9:50 am - 10:10 am
Date: 12 November
Theatre: Room A
The push for sustainability is about more than just good intentions these days – it’s part of our com-pany’s strategy and a component of our overall corporate responsibility. In light of ambitious climate goals, dwindling fossil-based resources and a growing global population, manufacturing processes that minimize environmental impact are increasingly becoming a deciding factor on the market. BELSIL® eco is a powerful response to these developments.
In the BELSIL® eco manufacturing process, the use of fossil-based raw materials is compensated 100 % by biomethanol from renewable resources. This makes WACKER the first manufacturer in the world to provide the personal care and beauty products industries with silicones designed spe-cifically for these applications and using verifiable, certified manufacturing methods that preserve our natural resources – silicones you can incorporate into your production processes easily and without any additional effort.
The creation of BELSIL® eco was motivated by a powerful drive for raw materials that preserve our natural resources. To that end, BELSIL® eco has been certified by Germany’s TÜV technical in-spectorate according to exacting standards. Instead of standard methanol, for instance, the bio-methanol used in this product has been obtained exclusively from renewable raw materials such as straw, grasses, sugar beets or other plant residues. TÜV continuously monitors this manufacturing process and the use of biobased raw materials. The used standard for the monitoring process is: TÜV Süd Standard CMS 71 – “Mass balance for the traceability of renewable raw materials”.
Last but not least, 1tons of BELSIL® eco fluids saves 1,6 tons of CO2.
- Dr Ovidiu Feier-lova Wacker Chemie AG