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07-03-2020

DSM Halves the Carbon Footprint of its PA6 Portfolio

Customers Benefit from the Reduction

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Royal DSM announces that its Engineering Materials will offer its existing PA6 portfolio (type: Akulon) produced in Europe with a significantly reduced carbon footprint by the beginning of 2021. According to the company, the carbon footprint of the Akulon PA6 will be halved, enabling DSM to offer PA with the lowest carbon footprint on the market. This enables DSM’s customers to reduce the carbon footprint of their own products and contribute to the global reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

The reduction is the result of close collaboration in the value chain with Fibrant/Highsun, which provides the key building block for Akulon PA6 and has embarked on an ambitious emission reduction program in the Netherlands to significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions in their production process.

Programs to reduce emissions

The carbon footprint reduction of Akulon strongly contributes to DSM’s ‘CO2REDUCE program’ related to DSM’s target for scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions, to reduce value chain emissions by 28% per ton of product produced by 2030.

Joost d’Hooghe, Vice President Business Lines at DSM Engineering Materials: “I’m extremely proud that at DSM we are leading the global industry by taking the ambitious step. By introducing PA6 alternatives with lower carbon footprints to our existing portfolio, we enable our customers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of their own products.“

Shruti Singhal, President DSM Engineering Materials added: “We have a long history of delivering tangible proof points of our commitment to sustainability. As a next step, we will further reduce our footprint with a mass-balance approach of bio-based feedstock. Together with our customers, suppliers and partners, we’re ready to drive our industry forward, seize the sustainable opportunities ahead, and deliver on our purpose of creating brighter lives for all.”

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P.O. Box 6500
NL 6401 JH HEERLEN
Tel.: +31 45 578-2421
Fax: +31 45 578-2230

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