INEOS Styrolution extends its line of sustainable SBC products by a 100% bio-attributed option
Typical Styrolux application © INEOS Styrolution
INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, has today announced the introduction of its first SBC products produced from 100% bio-attributed feedstock. The new solution is available for INEOS Styrolution’s Styrolux® and Styroflex® product lines.
In spring of 2021, Styrolux ECO and Styroflex ECO became INEOS Styrolution’s first specialty products based on bio-attributed styrene. Today’s announcement goes one step further by producing these products from 100% bio-attributed feedstock. Both the styrene and the butadiene components in the SBC copolymer are from bio-attributed feedstock, kitchen and food waste and are not in competition with food production.
The result is a material (Styrolux ECO B100 and Styroflex ECO B100) with a neutral to even negative carbon footprint, when biogenic carbon is taken into account. The material offers identical product characteristics as the conventionally produced Styrolux®/ Styroflex® copolymers.
Marcela Villegas, Director Commercial Product Management EMEA, comments: “I am very proud of our achievement. We have been able to produce such a wonderfully sustainable material for our customers. Styrenics teach us every day that the materials are indeed made for circularity. I expect many of our customers in the packaging industry will take advantage of the new ECO solutions.”
The bio-attribution process is certified by ISCC PLUS.
Styrolux offers an amazing combination of high transparency, brilliance and impact resistance making it the material of choice for applications such as labelling and twist films, shrink film, food packaging, medical applications (e.g. drip chambers and medical tubes) and various other applications (such as hangers and office equipment). Styroflex offers the properties of a thermoplastic elastomer (S-TPE), suitable for extrusion and injection moulding, and can be used for a broad range of applications such as wrap films, stretch hoods and modifiers for the household industry.
 SBC: styrene-butadiene copolymer
 See press release from March 24, 2021: http://www.ineos-styrolution.com/news/INEOS-Styrolution-introduces-specialty-styrenics-offering-74-percent-lower-greenhouse-gas-emissions
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INEOS Styrolution is the leading global styrenics supplier, with a focus on styrene monomer, polystyrene, ABS Standard and styrenic specialties. With world-class production facilities and more than 90 years of experience, INEOS Styrolution helps its customers succeed by offering solutions, designed to give them a competitive edge in their markets. At the same time, these innovative and sustainable best-in-class solutions help make the circular economy for styrenics a reality. The company provides styrenic applications for many everyday products across a broad range of industries, including automotive, electronics, household, construction, healthcare, packaging and toys/sports/leisure. In 2021, sales were at 6 billion euros. INEOS Styrolution employs approximately 3,600 people and operates 20 production sites in ten countries.
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