Discover the more sustainable and renewable future of polycarbonates
Learn all about our sustainable material choices and join us on our journey towards climate neutrality.
Bio-circular attributed share is reducing the CO2 footprint
Makrolon® RE, Bayblend® RE, Makroblend® RE and Apec ® RE are circular solutions from Covestro attributed with a high sustainable share, that addresses the industry’s requirements for low carbon footprint solutions.
Covestro uses alternative raw materials that have been assigned renewable raw materials through mass balancing as well as renewable energy, and can thus be certified as having up to 72% sustainable materials and a net carbon footprint of up to zero. Makrolon® RE, Bayblend® RE, Apec ® RE and Makroblend® RE resins are the drop-in solutions for brands seeking high performance and best-in-class environmental performance.
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Sustainable advantages of the Polycarbonate RE portfolio at a glance
If you are looking for alternative raw materials with a lower carbon footprint, the Makrolon® RE portfolio is just what you need. This RE portfolio offers the same high quality and performance as fossil-based polycarbonates.
With the introduction of a climate-neutral* polycarbonate, we are supporting our customers to make use of more circular material solutions while at the same time reducing their carbon footprint. With our RE product portfolio, we pursue the goal of offering our customers more sustainable products via a direct drop-in solution.
Our Makrolon® RE portfolio paves the way for a sustainable and climate-neutral circular economy, that is not just a vision for tomorrow, but is ready to use today.
Our products with an attributed renewable content also include our Makroblend® RE and Bayblend® RE products.
*Climate neutral according to verified life cycle assessment based on ISO 14040. Climate neutrality is proven via an assessment of a partial product life cycle from resource extraction (cradle) to the factory gate, also referred to as cradle to gate assessment The calculation takes into account biogenic carbon sequestration, is based on preliminary data from the supply chain and replaces the power grid mix with renewable electricity used for the manufacturing process. No compensation measures have been applied.
Bio-circular attributed raw materials
Our Makrolon® RE products are ISCC PLUS* certified and promote the circular economy – conserving natural resources. Our products have an attributed sustainable share of up to 72% according to ISCC PLUS.
Less fossil raw materials are required as they are partially replaced by renewable ones made with bio-waste and residues. These raw materials are mass balanced and attributed to our RE products.
The ISCC PLUS certification ensures the systematic traceability of raw material quantities and their allocation to the respective products.
Reduced carbon footprint – all the way to climate neutrality
On the journey to climate neutrality, every step counts. All products from the RE series offer significant carbon footprint savings compared to the standard materials. Selected Makrolon® RE grades even are climate neutral.
A reviewed Life Cycle Assessment has confirmed the significant carbon footprint savings achieved by using the allocated renewable feedstocks and energy* for products of the RE portfolio.
Climate neutral according to verified life cycle assessment based on ISO 14040. Climate neutrality is proven via an assessment of a partial product life cycle from resource extraction (cradle) to the factory gate, also referred to as cradle to gate assessment The calculation takes into account biogenic carbon sequestration, is based on preliminary data from the supply chain and replaces the power grid mix with renewable electricity used for the manufacturing process. No compensation measures have been applied
Direct drop-in solutions for our customers
Did you know that you can achieve more sustainability simply by choosing a different raw material?
Our RE portfolio products are direct drop-in solutions that enable us to significantly improve the carbon footprint reduction together with our customers. The products can replace fossil products while maintaining the same quality and performance – and without changing existing production processes or workflows. Simply by integrating the RE products into your production process as the standard ones.
Overview of our startup portfolio of products with attributed sustainable share
Electronics & Electrics
Makrolon® 2407 RE
Makrolon® 2807 RE
Makrolon® 6487 RE
Makrolon® 6557 RE
Makrolon® FR6005 RE
Makrolon® FR6020 RE
Makrolon® CF9920 R30 RE
Bayblend® FR3021 RE
Bayblend® FR3010 RE
Bayblend® FR3025 R35 RE
Bayblend® FR3040 R35 RE
Bayblend® FR3042 RE
Bayblend® FR3008 RE
Bayblend® FR3040 W RE
Automotive / Electrical Vehicles / Powertrain
Bayblend® T85 X RE
Makroblend® AR205 RE
Makroblend® UT235 M RE
Makrolon® 2205 RE
Makrolon® AL2447 RE
Makrolon® AX2675 RE
Makrolon® AG2677 RE
Bayblend® T70 X RE
Bayblend® FR3010 RE
Bayblend® FR3042 RE
Makrolon® LQ3187 RE
Makrolon® LQ2647 RE
Makrolon® LED2245 RE
Makrolon® Rx2530 RE
Makrolon® Rx1805 RE
Makrolon® 2458 RE
Makrolon® 2558 RE
Makrolon® 2658 RE
Makrolon® 2858 RE
Construction + Consumer Products
Makrolon® ET3113 RE
Makrolon® ET3117 RE
Makrolon® ET3137 RE
Makrolon® ET3227 RE
Makrolon® 1248 RE
Makrolon® ET UV 510 RE