Contributing to the
EU Green Deal.
Epoxy resins can contribute to achieving the decarbonisation objectives set out by the EU Green Deal in several ways. The EU Green Deal is a comprehensive plan to make the European Union climate-neutral by 2050. It encompasses various policies and initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase energy efficiency, and promote sustainable development. Epoxy resins play a role in this transition through the following mechanisms:
Epoxy resins are lightweight materials commonly used in the aerospace, automotive, and transportation industries. By replacing heavier materials in these applications, epoxy composites can help reduce the overall weight of vehicles and structures. Lighter vehicles require less energy for propulsion, leading to lower emissions in the transportation sector.
Epoxy resins are versatile and can be used in various manufacturing processes. They offer excellent adhesion, fast curing, and low shrinkage properties, enabling energy-efficient and faster production cycles. By reducing energy consumption during manufacturing, epoxy resins contribute to lower carbon emissions.
Durable and Long-lasting Products
Enhanced Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Renewable and Bio-based Epoxy Resins
Recycling and Circularity
It’s important to note
that while epoxy resins offer benefits in decarbonisation, their overall impact on achieving the EU Green Deal’s objectives also depends on factors like proper waste management, sustainable sourcing of raw materials, and responsible manufacturing practices. Moreover, it’s essential to consider the entire life cycle of products to ensure their environmental sustainability.