DSM Engineering Materials launched a new, more sustainable version of its flagship product Stanyl: Stanyl B-MB (Bio-based Mass Balanced), with up to 100% bio-based content. Using the maximum possible levels of biomass-waste feedstock, it enables DSM Engineering Materials to halve the carbon footprint of this product line and, in turn, of the Stanyl B-MB-based products of its customers. This industry-first launch of a 100% bio-based high-temperature polyamide.
Global production of bio-based products roughly doubled between 2015 and 2020, but to conserve the planet’s natural resources and stay below the critical 1.5 degrees of global warming, the materials industry urgently needs to accelerate the shift to sustainable feedstocks. Seeing this need, DSM Engineering Materials has committed to providing bio- and/or recycled-based alternatives for its entire portfolio by 2030.
Stanyl B-MB – now available with up to 100% bio-based content – is a fully ISCC+-certified mass-balancing solution, and delivers exactly the same characteristics, performance, and quality as conventional Stanyl. In addition, production of Stanyl B-MB now generates a carbon footprint up to 50% lower than the fossil-based original. In practice, this means a 3.3-ton CO2 reduction per ton produced – equivalent to charging 420,000 smartphones.
Roeland Polet, President DSM Engineering Materials: “With both consumers and regulators demanding more sustainable materials, the launch of 100% bio-based Stanyl B-MB is an important step forward for our industry. We are fully committed to developing sustainably sourced products with a reduced environmental impact.”
The only aliphatic polyamide in its class, Stanyl redefined polyamides when it was introduced, and is still the most widely used high-temperature polyamide today.