The calculator estimates your petroleum savings and greenhouse gas avoidance based on the amount of SheerWeave® Style 4000/4100/4400 with DOW ECOLIBRIUM™ Bio-Based plasticizers used on your project.
Calculations for the reduction of petroleum feedstock and CO2 avoidance is based on the complete one to one replacement of the conventional phthalate based plasticizer (derived from petroleum feedstock) with the Bio-based Ecolibrium plasticizer from Dow Inc.
The amount of feedstock necessary to produce the conventional phthalate plasicizer required for producing one pound of finished vinyl compound is used in the calculation to determine the total amount of feedstock not required to produce the actual vinyl contained within each listed unit of finished fabric.
The CO2 avoidance is based on information taken directly from the LCA provided by DOW Inc., for the Ecolibrium product. This information is then used in the calculation to determine the CO2 avoided while producing the actual vinyl contained within each listed unit of finished fabric.