Ecolig will meet part of the market demand for replacing fossil-based chemicals with plant-based, renewable bioproducts. This is an urgent need of the planet, since the future of Earth demands transformation:
That’s why, thanks to its multiple chemical functionalities and properties, Suzano Ecolig has already estabilished several applications and has a promising pipeline under development for diverse segments, thus becoming a factor to renovate society and the markets for a better tomorrow.
From the group of sterically hindered phenols, Ecolig has antioxidant properties and can be used as a renewable alternative to fossil-based materials in formulating rubber compounds.
In typical rubber formulations, Ecolig has shown:
Due to its characteristic color, Ecolig has been found to be particularly effective in formulating tire retreading components, conveyor belts, shoe soles and other rubber items such as hoses, profiles, automotive parts and sealants, among others.
Ecolig can be used in the production of phenolic resins, in some cases, replacing up to 50% of fossil-based products. Its use adds sustainability, performance and storage stability. It also is a non-toxic product.
In recent years, Suzano has been developing lignin-based phenol-formaldehyde (LPF) resins with tremendous market potential. Its applications include resins for bonding plywood, oriented strand boards (OSB), decorative laminates, medium-density fiberboard (MDF), medium density particleboard (MDP) and others.
Thanks to the antioxidant properties of the class of sterically hindered phenols, combined with the coverage capacity of organic pigments, Ecolig can be used as a renewable additive in the formulation of plastic products. Suzano Ecolig increases the useful life of polymers, thanks to its antioxidand activity and thermal resistance without significantly affecting the rheological behavior and original physical properties during processing. Ecolig can leverage the recycling process, drive the circular economy and enable plastic to go through more cycles of utilization.
Apart from all that you learned about Ecolig from this website, there are other possible applications: