New recycled polymer from INEOS to be used by Polyclear Group following successful trials in shrink film applications.
New recycled polymer from INEOS to be used by Polyclear Group
following successful trials in shrink film applications.
- New INEOS grade offers properties unseen in other recyclate grades for shrink film applications
- Graham MacLennan, INEOS Polymer Business Manager, says, “We are committed to working closely with our customers and delivering innovative technical solutions that bring to market polymers containing increasing proportions of recycled plastic whilst maintaining the quality that they have come to expect from INEOS products.”
A new hybrid polyethylene grade is causing a stir in the packaging industry with major UK player, The Polyclear Group, working alongside INEOS to deliver novel solutions to shrink film applications. The new polymer is a ready-to-use hybrid low density polyethylene (LDPE) compound containing 60% post-consumer recyclate (PCR) and supplied in a pellet form. It is part of a range of polymers (Recycl-IN) from INEOS, that incorporates recycled polymer (PCR) replacing virgin polymers.
INEOS has applied its extensive product and technical expertise from across its European operations to deliver a range of Recycl-IN grades for packaging and pallet wrapping that exhibit the same characteristics as those of virgin polymers. These new polymers support a more sustainable and circular approach, directing plastic waste from landfill back into valuable polymer products.
Graham MacLennan, INEOS Polymer Business Manager, says, “We are committed to working closely with our customers and delivering innovative technical solutions that bring to market polymers containing increasing proportions of recycled plastic whilst maintaining the quality that they have come to expect from INEOS products.”
The Polyclear Group’s Managing Director, Andy Mehta, says, “The film properties we have witnessed so far are unlike those achieved with ordinary recyclates. They offer our customers the confidence they need with their packaging requirements. We see INEOS as a trusted industrial partner, being at the forefront of innovation in developing hybrids and in their wholehearted commitment to environmental improvements.”
One of the beneficiaries of the partnership between Polyclear and INEOS to confirm is Polythene Solutions Ltd. Mark Stubbs, their Managing Director, says, “INEOS’ new grade outshines all other PCR materials on the market, receiving universal customer approval.”
INEOS is committed to delivering a sustainable future, to achieving Net Zero in its operations and bringing solutions to the market that enable others in the supply chain to lower their carbon footprints too. The Recycl-IN portfolio of hybrid grades of polymers also helps its customers to achieve emission reductions.
You can learn more about INEOS’ road map to a Net Zero future at: https://www.ineos.com/sites/grangemouth/sustainability/
David East (INEOS) 0044 1324 476948 or 0044 7768 301709
Richard Longden (INEOS) 0041 21 627 7063 or 0041 7996 26123
Notes to Editors:
Pictured are Polyclear’s Managing Director, Andy Mehta with INEOS UK Sales Manager, Annabel Harris.
INEOS Olefins & Polymers (UK) Europe operates the petrochemical plants at Grangemouth. The raw materials used by this business present an outlet for North Sea gases, delivered via the co-located Forties Pipeline System. Its finished products of ethylene, propylene, polyethylene, polypropylene and ethanol are used as the building blocks in a multitude of sectors, in the manufacture of everyday household essentials - being transformed into bottles, cabling and insulation, food packaging as well as being extensively used in the pharmaceutical industry.
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Polyclear Group, a family business, comprising of Polyclear Ltd and Amberdale Manufacturing Limited has been manufacturing quality bespoke, 100% recyclable, flexible packaging to the food, consumer, industrial and household sectors for 50 years. Polyethylene products manufactured from its Southampton BRCGS accredited facility include a wide range of shrink film, layflat tubing, centre fold and multi fold sheeting, sacks, pallet covers, freezer bags and much more. As an accredited reprocessor with in house recycling facilities Polyclear can offer closed loop manufacturing solutions.
Polythene Solutions Ltd is a Packaging Manufacturer based in Leominster. It is a manufacturer of polythene bags and film with a wide variety of capabilities including various bespoke specialist films and a large printing range. Their products are widely used in industries such as Health, Automotive and Aviation, Food, Retail, Textiles and Manufacturing.