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VinylPlus certifies Baerlocher as sustainable supplier

Düsseldorf, Germany – October 21, 2022 – Baerlocher has been certified as a sustainable supplier of PVC additives by VinylPlus®, the European PVC industry's voluntary commitment to sustainable development. The company, a leading global provider of plastics additives, announced this today at the K 2022 (Hall 5, Stand A21), which is currently underway in Düsseldorf. Baerlocher is among the first to obtain the new certificate. The VinylPlus® Supplier Certificates are part of the VinylPlus® Product Label certification that aims at empowering consumers to make informed choices. The certification refers in particular to the Baeropan and Baerostab families of products of the company, high-performance stabilizers for a wide range of PVC applications.

The VinylPlus® Supplier Certificate is a recognition for outstanding performance around sustainable development. “Sustainability aspects have been part of Baerlocher's DNA for decades and we devote a lot of effort to developing environmentally friendly additive systems for the industry,” said Arne Schulle, CEO of the Baerlocher Group of Companies. “We had a leading role in the worldwide transition to calcium-based PVC stabilizer systems. We are delighted that through this certification we can express our role as partner to shape the industry towards sustainability.”

“The PVC industry value chain, through VinylPlus®, proves once more its commitment towards sustainability. The VinylPlus® Supplier Certificates for PVC additives suppliers and compounders are a significant step forward for the PVC value chain approach”, said Brigitte Dero, Managing Director of VinylPlus. “As the first of this kind, the Certificates set a new standard on transparency, traceability, and sustainable production. Our vision is that PVC can stand out as a sustainable material, and to showcase the sustainability of PVC, delivering a full sustainable product from a certified sustainable production.”

New certificate creates transparency in the market

Baerlocher complied with the requirements of the recently launched VinylPlus® Supplier Certificate for PVC additives suppliers, helping customers meet the demand for transparency on sustainable production. The new certificate builds on the success of the VinylPlus Product Label for converters.

The methodology of the Supplier Certificates works on a system of credits dedicated to concrete actions performed on various areas and topics. Many sustainable development factors are addressed within the VinylPlus® Supplier Certificates, including organizational and supply chain management requirements, production related emissions and sustainable energy and climate policies.

Experts from Baerlocher’s technical and commercial teams are available at their booth for the duration of K2022 to discuss customers’ existing and upcoming challenges PVC.

About Baerlocher:

The Baerlocher Group is a leading manufacturer of additives for the plastics industry. Its portfolio includes a broad range of stabilizers and other additives suitable for a variety of polymer and non-polymer applications.

Baerlocher USA delivers tailored solutions in a reliable, supportive, and ethical manner by investing in our people, customers, and markets while adapting to changing needs.

Baerlocher embraces the principles of responsible care. It operates an ISO 9001 certified quality management system and an environmental management system compliant with ISO 14001. Baerlocher plays a positive role in both the business community and society as a whole. This includes work within industry associations, and the provision of training opportunities in a variety of disciplines.

The Baerlocher Group has production plants around the globe and operates a sales network serving all major countries. 

Baeropan, Baerostab and Baerolub are registered trademarks of Baerlocher.

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Baerlocher complied with the requirements of the recently introduced VinylPlus® Supplier Certificate
for PVC additives suppliers