Speciality chemicals company Lanxess has launched its phthalate-free, gelling and saponification-resistant plasticiser, Mesamoll, which can be applied to a wide range of polymers, such as PVC, PUR and rubber.
A press release from the company added that in the future, more than 30% of the input materials for Mesamoll will come from fully sustainable sources, resulting in a reduction in the product carbon footprint (PCF) of around 20%.
As this is calculated via the mass balance approach by the supplier of the respective raw materials, there is no impact on the product quality or performance of Mesamoll.
Karsten Job, Head of the Polymer Additives business, Lanxess, stated that switching to a more sustainable raw material base in the production of Mesamoll is a testament to the company’s commitment to sustainability.
“We want to actively shape the transformation of our industry,” says Stefan Tiebach, Head of Global Marketing at PLA.
The company firmly believes in leading by example, and that is why it decided to stop the distribution of its conventional Mesamoll and is solely distributing the more sustainable version starting on October 1, 2023, Tiebach added.