Evonik launches sustainable bio-based liquid polybutadiene POLYVEST® eCO

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• Passed the EU ISCC certification (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification),
99.9% reduction in the use of fossil raw materials

• Physical and chemical properties are exactly the same as traditional petroleum-based products, which can be directly replaced by customers

Used as raw material for adhesives and sealants or as a liquid rubber additive in tire production

Evonik launches new sustainable bio-based liquid polybutadiene range POLYVEST®
eCO. This innovative product line uses sustainable butadiene in production, reducing the use of fossil feedstocks by 99.9%.

“There is a growing demand for efficient, environmentally friendly and sustainable products,” said Dr. Jürgen Herwig, Head of Global Business POLYVEST® at Evonik. “By developing
POLYVEST®eCO, we want to support the transformation of circular economy and bioeconomy. “The final product with POLYVEST® eCO is physicochemically identical to the petroleum-based product.

Sara Liébana Vi?, Global Technical Marketing Director, Evonik Reactive Sealants as
“For the customer, the biggest advantage of the new product is that there is no need to adjust the existing formulation. This is almost the most convenient option for reducing CO2 emissions,” said Dr.

Evonik’s POLYVEST® production facility in Marr, Germany was awarded ISCC earlier this year
PLUS Certification (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification). This certification indicates that the production process of the product is based on the mass balance method, and verifies that the operation of the site meets strict sustainable guidelines in terms of social responsibility, environmental standards and more.

POLYVEST® eCO can be used as a raw material for adhesives and sealants in the automotive, electronics, construction and other industries, and as a rubber additive in tire production.