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Sartomer Gets USDA Biobased Product Certification for Sarbio Acrylates & Methacrylates

April 1, 2014

Sartomer Americas has earned the Certified Biobased Product designation from the USDA for its entire Sarbio® line of 13 specialty acrylates and methacrylates. The certification confirms that these products meet or exceed prescribed USDA standards for renewable biobased content.

Biobased products are materials composed in whole or in significant part from renewable agricultural or forestry products. Sartomer's Sarbio® acrylate and methacrylate products represent the first full line of (meth)acrylates for use in UV/EB curable coatings, inks and adhesives to earn this certification.

"Sartomer is proud to receive this designation for our Sarbio® acrylate and methacrylate products. The New designation will inform customers about our company's mission to provide high-performance building blocks while advancing green technologies," said Dr. Heather Rayle, Senior Business Director, Sartomer Americas.

"We pursue environmentally responsible products and processes, and this certification acknowledges our ability to do so while offering a broad range of high quality chemical solutions for our customers."

All claims pertaining to biobased content per product are verified by independent labs and monitored by the USDA. Formulators can feel secure in the accuracy of the biobased content and be empowered to make more informed purchasing decisions.

"We are pleased that Sartomer Americas has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label," said Ron Buckhalt, USDA BioPreferred program manager. "Biobased products provide opportunities to help add value to renewable commodities, create jobs in rural communities and generate investment income."

All Sarbio acrylate and methacrylate products in the Americas will carry the approved "USDA Biobased Product" label signifying its status and showing specific percentage of renewable content. A sample label is available by request. The Sarbio® product line is commercially available in all regions of the world.

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