We believe a major part of sustainability is transparency
That’s why we provide our products’ Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data to our customers. LCA evaluates the environmental impact of a product through its entire life cycle. It begins with the extraction and processing of the raw materials and encompasses manufacturing, distribution, use, recycling, and final disposal. We work with third-party product stewardship practitioners to create LCA models for our products that are based on international standards. Our customers can use these models to help build life cycle models for their own end products. We provide our customers with hard data so they understand our products’ life cycle and can quantify the environmental benefits of using Entropy in their own products.
We don’t grow plants and turn them into epoxy. The biobased raw materials used to create our epoxy resins and hardeners are sourced as co-products or waste products of other industrially important processes. These materials don’t compete with food sources or displace food-based agriculture. Through this choice of raw materials and the use of green chemistry, we are able to reduce our environmental impact from processing. Life cycle assessment is a tool to quantify this benefit.
Manufacturing one gallon of Entropy Resins Epoxy with Super Sap technology in the Americas saves over the industry average:
- Energy saved – charging 1,300 smartphones
- Water saved – 85 servings of water (16 fl.oz.)
- Pollution saved – driving 10 miles in a car
You can evaluate the benefits of bio-based epoxy systems and how they affect the environment by viewing the full report for Entropy Resins life cycle assessment in the Americas.