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INEOS Styrolution plans to build a demonstration polymerisation plant for production of ABS plastic from recycled feedstock - Bio-based News -

  • Plans are part of the “ABSolutely Circular” project
  • Project is supported by the EU LIFE programme
  • Technology partners welcome to join
INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, announced today plans to build a demonstration plant at its Antwerp, Belgium, site to test production of ABS[1] plastic from recycled feedstock.

The plans for the new plant are part of the project “ABSolutely Circular”, which is supported by the EU LIFE programme. INEOS Styrolution’s plant is intended to complement a demonstration unit planned by project partner Indaver, making Antwerp the leading European center for the recycling of styrenics.[2]

Bart van der Zee, Technical R&D Project Lead at INEOS Styrolution comments: “Together with our project partners we share the vision to turn plastic waste into valuable resources. I am proud to be part of this project and I invite technology providers to join us on our mission. We are in fact still open for new partners to start working with us on the demonstration plant project in Antwerp.”

[1] ABS: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

[2] See also: http://www.ineos-styrolution.com/news/Indaver-and-INEOS-Styrolution-Project-to-demonstrate-production-of-ABS-plastic-from-recycled-feedstock-receives-funding-by-the-European-Union

About INEOS StyrolutionINEOS 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 innovative and sustainable best-in-class solutions, designed to give them a competitive edge in their markets, and at the same time, 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 2019, sales were at 5 billion euros. INEOS Styrolution employs approximately 3,600 people and operates 20 production sites in ten countries.

Source: Ineos Styrolution, press release, 2021-01-21.

Publication date: 27/01/2021

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This project has been co-funded with the support of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Union [LIFE17 ENV/ES/000438] Life programme

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