RECYCLED MATERIALS

Automotive

Scratch-Resistant PP for Complex Interior Automotive Applications

Compounder Polykemi and subsidiary Rondo Plast launch first of new PP-based compound and sustainable variants that boast both high scratch resistance and UV stability.
#polyolefins

Recycled Materials

SABIC and Eyewear Lens Maker Polyray Collaborate to Launch Renewable PC into Eyewear Applications

SABIC’s certified renewable Lexan PC can potentially result in reductions in carbon footprint of up to 61% and fossil depletion reduction of up to 35%.

Packaging

Fresh Milk in Clear PET with 20% PCR

Use of clear PET bottles for fresh milk is a growing trend, and Amcor offers up to 100% PCR content, as well as a UV barrier additive that doesn’t affect clarity.

Commodity Resins

Chemically Recycled EPS Adopted by Leading European Home Appliance Manufacturer

BSH Hausgeräte to use chemically recycled EPS bead from BASF for ‘luxury’ line of dishwashers  
#Elastomers

Recycled Materials

Agilyx and ExxonMobil’s Joint Venture to Supply Plastics Recycling Industry

The new Cyclix entity will aim to provide needed supply chain transformation to enable advanced recycling on a large scale.

Recycled Materials

Agilyx Collaborates with Maire Tecnimont for Global Chemical Recyling Projects

The partners will utilize Agilyx’ advanced pyrolysis technology to convert mixed waste plastics into high-value products and fuels.
#Elastomers

Recycled Materials

PCR Color and Additive Masterbatch for Polyolefins

Avient’s new Rejoin PCR masterbatch enables a bottle or part to be manufactured from 100% polyolefin PCR.
#color

Testing

Distinguishing Nylon 6 from Nylon 66 at the Push of a Button

BASF’s subsidiary trinamiX adds new application for plastic sorting to its mobile NIR spectroscopy solution.

Commodity Resins

Specialty 50% Recycled Content Copolyester Gets Further Commercial Adoption

Eastman’s Tritan Renew copolyester now used by Italian manufacaturer of water bottles and food storage containers.

Biopolymers

Mondelez and PepsiCo Agree to Cut Use of Virgin Plastic

Key driver was engagement with As You Sow on reducing single-use plastic packaging.
#sustainability