Why Choose Entropy Resin
We decided to carry Entropy Resins and only Entropy Resins because they are the best we could find. Not only are their products formulated and engineered to outperform and produce the highest quality end product but they also take very crucial steps towards reducing their impact on the environment. To support this they have also allocated significant resources to help and assist you.
OUR SUSTAINABLE EPOXIES ARE NOT JUST MADE BETTER, THEY’RE MADE RESPONSIBLY.
Entropy Resins takes pride in creating epoxy resins and hardeners that lower our impact on the environment without compromising performance. Through green chemistry, sustainable raw materials, and efficient manufacturing we conserve energy, minimize harmful byproducts and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Using Life Cycle Assessment, we can demonstrate how our epoxies reduce the environmental impact of your end products. We also do third-party biobased content testing certified by the USDA. No unsubstantiated “green” claims here… We just make things better.
WE DEVELOPED SUPER SAP TECHNOLOGY TO REDUCE THE IMPACT OF ENTROPY RESINS ON THE ENVIRONMENT WITHOUT COMPROMISING PERFORMANCE.
Through green chemistry, biobased and rapidly renewable raw materials, and efficient manufacturing, Super Sap technology is how we conserve energy, minimize harmful byproducts and reduce greenhouse gas emissions of our products from processing. We use third-party laboratories to measure the biobased content of our products. Every Super Sap resin product is certified under the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label program. Using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) we quantify how Super Sap technology reduces the environmental impact from production that ultimately reduces the carbon footprint of our customers’ products. As scientists and engineers, we believe that green should be more than a color. We back up our sustainability claims with hard data.
WE KNOW THAT EVEN BIOBASED EPOXY RESINS CAUSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT.
This is why we conducted Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to determine how replacing petroleum-based raw materials with biobased Super Sap formulations affects the environment. Using a method of radiocarbon dating developed by USDA and international standards bodies, we verify the carbon content in our products. We’re transparent about how much of our product comes from bio-materials such as plants versus petroleum-based raw materials. Entropy Resins participates in the USDA BioPreferred Program. We developed and manufactured the first epoxy product certified under the USDA Certified Biobased Product label program.
Today, all Entropy Resins products meet the program criteria and are USDA Certified Biobased Products.
Bio-Content vs Mixed Biobased Carbon Content
- (BC) Bio-Content is the term used to describe the level of biobased content in Entropy Resins before mixing with a hardener. Resin has a higher bio-content than hardener so the ratio goes down once mixed.
- (MBBC) Mixed Biobased Carbon Content Is the term used to describe the level of biobased content in Entropy Resins once you have mixed resin with the hardener.
Life Cycle Assessment
WE BELIEVE A MAJOR PART OF SUSTAINABILITY IS TRANSPARENCY
That’s why we provide our products’ Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data to our customers. LCA evaluates the environmental impact of a product through its entire life cycle. It begins with the extraction and processing of the raw materials and encompasses manufacturing, distribution, use, recycling, and final disposal. We work with third-party product stewardship practitioners to create LCA models for our products that are based on international standards. Our customers can use these models to help build LCA models for their own end products. We provide our customers with hard data so they understand our products’ life cycle and can quantify the environmental benefits of using Entropy in their own products. We don’t grow plants and turn them into epoxy. The biobased raw materials used to create our epoxy resins and hardeners are sourced as co-products or waste products of other industrially important processes. These materials don’t compete with food sources or displace food-based agriculture. Through this choice of raw materials and the use of green chemistry, we are able to reduce our environmental impact from processing. LCA is a tool to quantify this benefit.
Manufacturing one gallon of Entropy Resins Epoxy with Super Sap technology saves over the industry average:
- Energy saved – charging 1,300 smartphones
- Water saved – 85 servings of water (16 fl.oz.)
- Pollution saved – driving 10 miles in a car
You can evaluate the benefits of bio-based epoxy systems and how they affect the environment by viewing the full report.
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