Wacker is extending its silicone portfolio to include silicone sealants based on renewable raw materials. With its Elastosil eco brand now launched in Europe, the Munich-based chemical Group is able to offer products manufactured using bio-based methanol to silicone sealant suppliers. The new brand is based on the REDcert2 standard which confirms the traceability of renewable raw materials across Wacker’s entire production process – from the initial upstream process to the ready-to-use silicone sealant.
Elastosil eco is Wackers’s first approach to encompass andcompensate all fossil-based raw materials and additives in the product formulation by using bio-based methanol. To qualify, the purchased biomethanol has to be obtained from certified sustainable sources. Raw material volumes needed for manufacturing undergo regular audits as part of an annual recertification process.
Wacker Chemie AG, München