POLYNT COMPOSITES – FIVE NEW THERMOSETS RESINS DATASETS IN LATEST ECOINVENT V3.2 – LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT (LCA) DATABASE RELEASE
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> published on 13 December 2016

Following a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study of the manufacturing of the five (5) main thermosets resins families, done in collaboration with other resins’ producers (2014), Polynt Composites is announcing that the new developed datasets have been approved by ecoinvent: the datasets are included in the latest version of ecoinvent v3.2 released on 30th of November 2015.

As soon as LCA software developers will have implemented ecoinvent v3.2 database, LCA software users will have the possibility to use accurate, updated and verified environmental thermosets resins datasets. These are based on European manufacturing and contain average eco-impact indicators for each resin type. The functional unit is the production of 1 ton of resin and the following life cycle stages have been taken into account to generate the datasets:

  • Mining of raw materials;
  • Materials production;
  • Transportation;
  • Manufacturing of resins.

LCA modelization based on main thermosets resins’ families (unsaturated polyesters and vinyl esters) will be available from these 5 new datasets included in ecoinvent v3.2:

New LCA datasets available in ecoinvent v3.2
Orthophthalic (ORTHO) Unsaturated Polyester resin production
Isophthalic (ISO) Unsaturated Polyester resin production
Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) Unsaturated Polyester resin production
Maleic (MALEIC) Unsaturated Polyester resin production
Vinyl ester (VER) resin production

For more information, please contact Polynt Composites at the following address: polyntinnovation@polynt.com.

Polynt

The Polynt Composites division of Polynt Group is the global leader for unsaturated polyesters and vinylesters resins, with production sites in Americas, Europe and Asia. Polynt Composites is also the leading producer of Gelcoats. Polynt Group’s global presence spans four continents with manufacturing and commercial facilities, allowing the company to provide its customers with innovative and sustainable solutions. Key products in Polynt’s chemical portfolio include anhydrides, specialties, composites, coatings resins and other additives and derivatives.

 

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