INEOS Styrolution introduces styrenics based “green compounding” with ceramic-like appearance

Frankfurt, Germany

First "styrenics based ceramics" (image: Microfol Compounding)

  • Initial interest from producers of hygienic consumer items
  • Food contact compliant solution available as well

  • INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, has today announced that a range of styrenics based polymers are an effective and sustainable alternative for ceramics, compared to traditional resin-based applications. The styrenics based approach allows for recycling and there is no loss of the distinctive appearance of ceramics. In addition, energy consumption during production is significantly lower using a styrenics based solution than firing ceramics.

    Peter Hofmann, Managing Director, Microfol Compounding, says: "At Microfol, we love finding innovative solutions to challenges in plastics. We are excited to be part of a development that may change how we work with ceramics, a material that is around for almost 30,000 years."

    Stefan Meier, Business Development Manager at INEOS Styrolution, comments: "The versatility of styrenics continues to amaze us. The material – we also refer to "Ceramic White" – is a viable alternative for many uses and its recyclability always comes as a very much appreciated bonus on top."

    About Microfol

    Microfol Compounding GmbH was established in 1996 and develops and produces customised compounds and additive batches. Microfol Compounding GmbH works with all thermoplastic polymers using individual fillers, additives and active ingredients serving variant customer applications in different industries like cable, automotive, food packaging, hygienic, construction etc. Microfol Compounding GmbH is located in Lichtenfels/ Germany selling compounds worldwide.

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    [2] SBC: styrene butadiene copolymer


    INEOS Styrolution is the world’s leading styrenics supplier, with a high-performing portfolio of styrene monomer, polystyrene, ABS Standard and styrenic specialty products. With more than 90 years of innovation in materials science, INEOS Styrolution is focused on customer satisfaction with differentiated solutions that provide a competitive edge as well as investments in technology that enable closed loop recyclability for styrenics while reducing our carbon emissions. INEOS Styrolution applications can be found in many everyday products across multiple industries: including automotive, electronics, household, construction, healthcare, packaging, and toys/sports. Operating 16 production sites in nine countries, the company is a wholly owned subsidiary of INEOS Group Limited and employs approximately 3,100 people. Sales were 6.6 billion euros in 2022.

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