Ineos Styrolution introduces first standard ABS grades with post-consumer recycled material
Ineos Styrolution has introduced 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 325,000 tonnes/year of recycled materials into its products.
The two new ABS grades contain 50% and 70% of post-consumer recycled material.Ineos is collaborating with Austrian recycler Bage Plastics to scale up production of the Terluran ECO GP-22 grades. The partnership brings together Bage Plastics’ high-quality ABS recyclates and first-class sorting technology with Ineos Styrolution’s manufacturing expertise and innovative capabilities to create the best recycled ABS grades.
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 in new household appliance and electronics products. 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,” says 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.