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The mass-balance approach is only one out of a few methods to reduce the carbon footprint of an adhesive formulation, but probably the most effective. Although there are still some challenges in setting up trustful partnerships as well as the need for transparent communication along the supply chain, the advantages of Mass-balancing as a “bridging technology” are evident. The mass-balance approach allows for timely and tailored scaling of the replacement of fossil feed-stocks by more sustainable alternatives, while offering drop-in solutions in line with specifications and many regulations as REACH, EFSA, IATF to name just a few. As a consequence, for formulators basing their value creation on the combination of numerous different materials and intermediates, the application of mass-balancing not only saves Carbon dioxide emissions on the product level, but also allows to let focus valuable resources to more disruptive innovations.

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