Our focus is on developing high-quality products that enable longer service life, reduce green house gas emissions, increase energy efficiency in their production and use and support the circular economy. Nynas will continue to provide and develop products that contribute to sustainability when used in customer applications.
Our ambition for 2030 is to increase the share of Nynas products that are in circular product flows and to continue to develop products to offer our customers renewable and circular products where there is a possibility and value in doing so. Nynas will continue to supply crude-based products moving forward. In most cases, this is simply because the performance of these products is unrivalled by alternative solutions at hand today and in the near term.
Develop circular product flows
Our bitumen products in road applications are 100 per cent reusable and make it possible for customers to recycle asphalt. They also enable customers to pave asphalt at lower temperatures, which contributes to lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
In some applications, our specialty oils are also fully recyclable at the end of their service life and in some other cases the compositions they are a part of are recyclable. NYTRO® RR 900X, a re-refined premium transformer fluid that meets the most stringent IEC 60296 (2020) requirements and offers performance equal or superior to those of virgin mineral transformer oils. The product can replace virgin oil in new transformers and thus contribute to resource efficiency and a substantially reduced transformer fluid carbon footprint.
Naphthenics - Non crude feedstocks
NYTRO® BIO 300X is a biobased, renewable and like all Nynas transformer oils a fully recyclable product. This high-performance transformer fluid offers superior heat transfer and exceptional cooling due to its ultra-low viscosity. Further work to study the performance benefits of NYTRO BIO 300X has been conducted with customers, showing, for example, an up to 10K (Kelvin) lowering of the winding hotspot temperatures in the transformer compared to mineral transformer oils that comply with IEC standard 60296.
NYTRO BIO 300X has received the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label, which helps users readily identify products with verified bio-based content.
Bitumen - breaks new ground for lower carbon roads
Nynas has developed a new product range that offers the road construction sector a way to reduce its climate impact.
The new Nypol RE product range helps extend the useful life of pavement, leading to a lower carbon footprint. Extending the life of pavements is one of the best things one can do to improve the sustainability credentials of a road construction. Over the lifetime of the road less new raw material will be used and fewer maintenance interventions will be needed, leading to a lower carbon footprint.
The biogenic material in the Nypol RE polymer modified bitumen (PMB) range reduces the overall carbon footprint.