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Resinate Materials’ Polyols Earn USDA Certified Biobased Product Label

Published on 2018-12-07. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Architectural Coatings      Environmentally Friendly Coatings    

Resinate Materials Group has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label on five additional products. 13 Resinate® products are now able to display a unique USDA label that highlights its percentage of bio-based content.

13 Resinate® Products with Unique USDA Label

The following Resinate® products have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label:

  • Resinate® C3851-100 Low Viscosity Building Block Polyol - 53% bio-based content
  • Resinate® C1181-100 High Flexibility Modifying Polyol - 60% bio-based content
  • Resinate® C1182-100 Mid-Flexibility Modifying Polyol - 48% bio-based content
  • Resinate® C2052-60 Mid Viscosity Polyol for Floor Coatings - 62% bio-based content
  • Resinate® C2051-50 Low Viscosity Polyol for Floor Coatings - 52% bio-based content
  • Resinate® A0352-73 High Performance Polyol for RHMA - 71% bio-based content
  • Resinate® A0353-75 Multi-Purpose Polyol for RHMA - 67% bio-based content
  • Resinate® A2553-76 Multi-Purpose Polyol for Solventless Adhesives - 50% bio-based content
  • Resinate® A2551-100 Polyol for Solventless Adhesives - 51% biobased content
  • Resinate® A2552-100 High Recycled Content Polyol for Solventless Adhesives - 28% bio-based content
  • Resinate® F0651-81 Flex Foam Polyester Polyol - 67% biobased content
  • Resinate® F0701-79 Polyol for Flexible Foam Applications - 60% bio-based content
  • Resinate® F0702-82 Polyol for Flexible Foam Applications - 59% bio-based content

USDA BioPreferred Program

Third-party verification for a product's bio-based content is administered through the USDA BioPreferred Program, an initiative created by the 2002 Farm Bill (and most recently expanded by the 2014 Farm Bill). One of the goals of the BioPreferred Program is to increase the development, purchase and use of bio-based products.

The USDA Certified Biobased Product label displays a product's bio-based content, which is the portion of a product that comes from a renewable source, such as plant, animal, marine, or forestry feedstocks. Utilizing renewable, bio-based materials displaces the need for non-renewable petroleum-based chemicals. Bio-based products, through petroleum displacement, have played an increasingly important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate global climate change.

Bio-based products are cost-comparative, readily available, and perform as well as or better than their conventional counterparts.

Contribution to an Ever Expanding Marketplace

"We applaud Resinate Materials Group, Inc. for earning the USDA Certified Biobased Product label," said Kate Lewis, USDA BioPreferred Program. "Products from Resinate Materials Group, Inc. are contributing to an ever expanding marketplace that adds value to renewable agriculture commodities, creates jobs in rural communities, and decreases our reliance on petroleum."

According to a report that USDA released in 2015, bio-based products contributed $369 billion to the U.S. economy in 2013 and support, directly and indirectly, 4 million jobs. The same report found that bio-based products also displace approximately 300 million gallons of petroleum per year in the U.S., which is the equivalent of taking 200,000 cars off the road. The increased production of renewable chemicals and bio-based products contributes to the development and expansion of the U.S. bio-economy - where society looks to agriculture for sustainable sources of fuel, energy, chemicals, and materials.

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