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Arkema, a world leader in specialty materials, achieves a new milestone in its sustainability journey with the ISCC+ certification of its Villers-Saint-Paul site, France.  The Mass Balance approach enables Arkema to launch a new range of bio-attributed UV-LED-EB curable resins offering up to 40 % carbon footprint reduction versus fossil equivalents.

Villers Saint Paul site becomes the first UV-LED-EB curable resins manufacturing site in Europe to receive ISCC+ certification. This certification allows to offer a new range of Sartomer® bio-attributed solutions reinforcing the already existing bio segregated range containing up to 85% biobased content.

Mass balance* certification across the entire value chain enables Arkema’s customers to decarbonize and accelerates the industry shift towards more sustainable alternatives, with direct drop-in performance solutions.” 

This achievement is another step towards completing a network of ISCC+ certified plants across the world, enabling Arkema’s strategy to progressively introduce a complete range of bio-attributed specialty resins and additives, such as high solids, waterborne, UV-LED-EB, and polyester powder resins.

This demonstrates Arkema’s commitment to support customers in pursuing their own sustainability goals and to bring more circular and lower carbon footprint solutions for performance coatings, adhesives and materials that are increasingly required in applications such as electronics, new energies, green mobility, living comfort and home efficiency.

To learn more about mass balance and how Arkema is working with partners across the value chain, visit the website




* Mass Balance: Mass balance chain of custody is designed to track the total amount of the content in scope through the production system and ensure an appropriate allocation of this content to the finished goods based on auditable bookkeeping. Property conservation principle is set to ensure that the total certified output does not exceed its original input and take into account the appropriate conversion losses and production / assembly ratios.  “The ISSC+ certification of the whole supply chain guarantees that the origin of the renewable sources meets ISCC+ standards for sustainable feedstocks. “

Arkema plants already certified are Carling (FR) and Taixing (CN) for acrylic monomers, Genay (FR) for specialty acrylic additives and Zwickau (GE) for specialty acrylic resins.