Here at Entropy Resins, one of our proudest achievements is being a part of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred program. That is why we are transparent about our sustainability efforts and provide the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) product data to our customers. There are no secrets here. Our LCA outlines the environmental impact our products have throughout their entire life-cycle. More so, this outlines the impact of replacing petroleum-based materials with biobased materials.
Entropy Resins And The USDA BioPreferred Program
All of Entropy Resins’ epoxies are USDA Certified Based Products and have the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label. In fact, we developed and manufactured the first epoxy product certified under the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label program. We are able to determine the carbon content in all of our biobased Super Sap formulations. With Entropy Resins, you know exactly how much of our product is made with biobased materials versus petroleum-based materials.
What is USDA BioPreferred?
The USDA originally introduced the BioPreferred program in 2002 as part of the Farm Bill. Its purpose was to help increase the purchase and use of biobased products both within the federal government and commercial markets. The program was reinforced in 2008 and again in 2014, requiring federal agencies by law to utilize and purchase biobased products and goods.
This program represented an opportunity to provide our customers with high-quality biobased products. We love providing our customers with biobased epoxy products that reduce environmental impact without compromising performance and are still competitively priced.
What are Biobased Products?
USDA deems a product biobased when it is made wholly or mostly from renewable biological resources. That meets the USDA biobased requirements. Biobased epoxies provide manufacturers with excellent alternatives to petroleum-based adhesives and coatings. These biobased products are formulated with plants and other renewable resources.
Entropy Resins produces epoxy products with high renewable content to meet the USDA biobased requirements. Powered by plants, our process replaces petrochemicals with renewable, biobased materials. We take pride in being USDA BioPreferred certified and in the environmental benefits our epoxies offer.
Of course, we could always cut corners and use a more traditional production and manufacturing process. For us at Entropy Resins, it is more about the footprint we are leaving behind and what we want that to be. That is why you can find the USDA Biobased Product label on all of Entropy Resin’s products.
USDA Certified Biobased Product Label
To make biobased products easy to identify, the USDA created the USDA Certified Biobased Product label. To receive this label and become USDA-certified, a biobased product must meet or exceed a minimum biobased content percentage. The label also contains useful information about the biobased content of the product on the label. You can view all of our USDA Certified Biobased Products in our Shop!