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10 Years ago In November

10 Years ago In November 2022, Lars Börger, Vice President Strategy and Long-term Development, Neste Renewable Polymers and Chemicals, said: Category Published in bioplastics MAGAZINE N Materials este Oil, Espoo, Finland - the world´s largest producer of renewable diesel - has launched the commercial production and sales of renewable naphtha for corporate customers. Among others NExBTL renewable naphtha can be used as a feedstock for producing bioplastics. Neste Oil is one of the world´s first companies to supply bio-naphtha on a commercial scale. NExBTL naphtha is produced as a side product of the biodiesel refining process at Neste Oil´s sites in Finland, the Netherlands, and Singapore. NExBTL biodiesel is made of more than 50% crude palm oil, over 40% of waste and residue (such as waste animal fat), and the rest out of various vegetable oils. Thus the bio-naphta is 100% based on renewable resources. “All our raw materials are fully traceable and comply fully with sustainability criteria embedded in biofuels-related legislation (e.g. EU RED)”, as Kaisa Hietala, Vice President, Renewable Fuels at Neste Oil explained to bioplastics MAGAZINE. Renewable naphtha for producing bioplastics All ethylene, propylene, butylene, and butadiene-based polymers can be derived from NExBTL Renewable Naphtha. These are for example PE, PP, PVC, Acrylates, PET, ABS, SAN, ASA, Epoxies, Polyurethanes and include biodegradable polymers such as PBAT or PBS. Bioplastics produced from NExBTL naphtha can be used in numerous industries that prioritize the use of renewable and sustainable raw materials, such as companies producing plastic parts for the automotive industry and packaging for consumer products. The mechanical and physical properties of bioplastics produced from NExBTL renewable naphtha are fully comparable with those of plastics produced from fossil naphtha; and the carbon footprint of these plastics is smaller than that of conventional fossil-based plastics. Bioplastic products produced from NExBTL renewable naphtha can be recycled with conventional fossil-based plastic products, and can be used as a fuel in energy generation following recycling. Probably not many people, including myself, thought that the news ten years ago was actually the beginning of something really big. Neste had sold the first tonnes to a large chemical enterprise as a replacement for naphtha. And not even everyone in the team understood why and how that had happened. However, we are all somewhat wiser today. In fact, the chemical industry is undergoing an incredible transition. Starting with a project to support IKEA in getting biobased polypropylene, we have turned into a sizable sustainable business that serves value chains all over the globe. We have created the Neste RE TM brand which combines our renewable and recycled hydrocarbons for polymers and chemicals under one roof. And we at Neste have shifted our renewable feedstock pool from mostly vegetable oils to BIOADIMIDE TM IN BIOPLASTICS. EXPANDING THE PERFORMANCE OF BIO-POLYESTER. more than 90 % waste and residue and are working on introducing innovative materials such as plastic waste. That all is driven by our corporate purpose to create a healthier planet for our children and our ambition to transform the chemical industry towards fossil-free renewable and circular solutions. NEW PRODUCT LINE AVAILABLE: BIOADIMIDE ADDITIVES EXPAND THE PERFOMANCE OF BIO-POLYESTER Thus, a lot has changed over ten years, but some things didn’t at all. Neste RE is still a drop-in solution that can be used within the existing infrastructure. Properties and characteristics of polymers and end products remain unchanged. That’s one of the reasons why several collaborations with value chain partners have led to market launches of products made from renewable materials in a very short time – ranging from baby soothers to BioAdimide additives are specially suited to improve the hydrolysis resistance and the processing stability of bio-based polyester, specifically polylactide (PLA), and to expand its range of applications. Currently, there are two BioAdimide grades available. The BioAdimide 100 grade improves the hydrolytic stability up to seven times that of an unstabilized grade, thereby helping to increase the service life of the polymer. In addition to providing hydrolytic stability, BioAdimide 500 XT acts as a chain extender that can increase the melt viscosity of an extruded PLA 20 to 30 percent compared to an unstabilized grade, allowing for consistent and easier processing. The two grades can also be combined, offering both hydrolysis stabilization and improved processing, for an even broader range of applications. diapers, from plastic film to coffee capsules and infrastructure like pipes. For an industry used to CAPEX-heavy transformations, ten years isn’t a long period of time. A lot can still happen in that timeframe. Renewable polymers keep reminding us of that. Focusing on performance for the plastics industries. Whatever requirements move your world: We will move them with you. 30 bioplastics MAGAZINE [06/12] Vol. 7 And what has also not changed is that we need solid information in this ever-changing environment. Information that Michael and his team from the bioplastics MAGAZINE are providing on a continuous basis. 56 bioplastics MAGAZINE [06/22] Vol. 17

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