The new standard work on recycling of plastics

Frankfurt, Germany

  • Value chains per geography
  • Recycling technologies
  • Properties of recycled materials
  • …and much more

  • INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, has today announced the availability of a new publication on recycling of plastics. Together with a team of renowned authors from across the industry, Dr. Norbert Niessner, Global Innovation Director at INEOS Styrolution, published the new ‘Recycling of Plastics’ book that leaves no question on the topic unanswered.

    In times, when the value of plastics to the society is taken for granted and at the same time is overshadowed by issues caused by the inappropriate handling of plastics after use, recycling of this material becomes more relevant than ever before. The new book on ‘Recycling of Plastics’[1], published by the Hanser Publishing House, addresses all aspects of the topic in almost twenty chapters – from understanding the value chain in a circular economy to recycling technologies for a broad range of polymers, the recycled materials and their properties and life cycle assessments to determine the impact on the ecological footprint. First copies of the book became available just recently at the K 2022 Fair in Düsseldorf, Germany.

    About fifty international industry leaders and renowned researchers contribute to the book exploring all aspects of recycling of polymers. The result is a comprehensive and state-of-the-art guide on the global recycling value chain with focus on the most important technologies.

    Dr. Norbert Niessner, Global Innovation Director at INEOS Styrolution, says: “The book intends to show the current state in plastics recycling. I am happy about so many distinguished recycling experts joined me in contributing to this ambitious project. We all share one vision, which is as well the basis of INEOS Styrolution´s strategy: Used plastics need to be treated as precious resource for high quality applications in all industry segments. They must not be buried in landfills, burnt nor end up in the ocean. Therefore, recycling is the key step for a circular economy, providing a sustainable and healthy lifestyle for all of us.”

    [1] ISBN: 978-1-56990-856-3


    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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