INEOS Styrolution introduces first standard ABS grades with post-consumer recycled material
INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, today introduces its first ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) grades with mechanically recycled content, making them the first products of the newly launched ECO family. The new Terluran® ECO GP-22 grade is the first contribution from INEOS Styrolution to meet INEOS’ pledge to incorporate at least 325kt/year of recycled materials into its products.
At INEOS Styrolution, post-consumer plastic waste is seen as a valuable resource rather than waste. With the Terluran® ECO GP-22, the company brings the first products to market that take advantage of this resource. The two new grades Terluran® ECO GP-22 MR50 and Terluran® ECO GP-22 MR70 contain 50 and 70 percent of recycled post-consumer waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), respectively. Both grades will be available in black.
The new material is intended to address primarily application designers of new Household and Electronics applications. Several European blue-chip companies have already started to evaluate the new material and plan first applications to enter the market soon.
“I am very proud that the product properties of the new Terluran ECO GP-22 match the mechanical property profile of its non-recycled counterpart,” explains Eike Jahnke, Head of Product Management, Terluran, Standard Products EMEA and project manager for the development of the new grades.
“These new grades will contribute to reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfill. It is the right step towards a circular economy for styrenics and will help our customers reach their own recycling targets”, adds Sven Riechers, Vice President, Business Management, Standard Products EMEA.
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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 85 years of experience, INEOS Styrolution helps its customers succeed by offering the best possible solution, designed to give them a competitive edge in their markets. 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 2018, sales were at 5.4 billion euros. INEOS Styrolution employs approximately 3,500 people and operates 20 production sites in ten countries.
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