BRB International, enabled by LANXESS, will be introducing an eco-friendly, sustainable VI improver in 2013: Viscotech ECO. 

The sustainable development of modern society requires new solutions for putting raw materials to use. The negative effects of the growing traffic are increasing, which poses major implications on the economy and the environment. New, integrated and sustainable mobility solutions are required. Politics reinforce the need for green mobility (e.g., mandatory tire labeling in Europe and South Korea in 2012).

Therefore, BRB International, enabled by LANXESS, will be introducing an eco-friendly, sustainable VI improver in 2013: Viscotech ECO. This is a viscosity improver based on the renewable resource sugar cane.

Viscotech ECO offers several important benefits compared to conventional VI improvers. By using bio-based raw materials, we can reduce the dependency on fossil resources. Also, bio-based raw material reduces the carbon footprint. It has a lower energy footprint than traditional co-polymers and it is truly sustainable and validated by a Life Cycle Assessment. Furthermore, the bio-based content can be measured by ASTM D6866 Carbon-14 test.

The great thing about Viscotech ECO is that all these benefits do not compromise on quality. Viscotech ECO offers equal performance compared to the conventional VI improvers.

With Viscotech ECO, we offer a solution for consumers who are consciously looking for sustainable products and partners who share the sustainability vision and with an innovation focus approach.

We offer many application opportunities with a range of viscosity modifiers customized to end user applications based on renewable raw material.

 

For any questions, additional information or to request an order for Viscotech ECO, please contact:

 

T: +31 (0)475 56 03 00 

E: info-viscotech@brbbv.com

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