Barnes and Ineos cooperate to offer sustainable styrenic solutions
Source: press release
Molding Solutions, a strategic business unit within Barnes, and Ineos Styrolution, a global supplier of styrenics, have announced that they want to develop a sustainable ABS solution that would facilitate the molding of sustainable biomaterials and plastics.
Molding Solutions and Ineos Styrolution want to combine their extensive expertise and unique technologies to facilitate the processing of mechanically recycled ABS solutions and achieve repeatable molded product quality with Ineos Styrolution’s Terluran ECO MR-50/70 materials, in particular.
Yohann Bach, Product Director ABS Standard EMEA, Ineos Styrolution, says: “We are convinced that our Terluran ECO is the best mechanically recycled ABS in the world. It offers identical properties to the respective native material. We are delighted to offer it with 50% recycled content (MR50) or with 70% recycled content (MR70).
Dr. Stefan Kruppa, Vice President of R&D for Molding Solutions, adds: “With our unique technology, we are able to expand our post-consumer recyclate molding capabilities to meet the required product quality. . Our goal is to enable customers to achieve the best results in the injection molding process with recycled ABS.
Experts from Molding Solutions’ connected brands Priamus, Männer, and Gammaflux will be available at the Molding Solutions Network Open House at Manner USA Inc. in Lawrenceville, Georgia, for a live demonstration of the process and to discuss the details with engineers and moulders working on next-generation product designs.
Terluran ECO GP-22 grades were Ineos Styrolution’s first contribution to meeting Ineos’ commitment to incorporate at least 325 kt/yr of recycled material into its products. The two new grades, Terluran ECO GP-22 MR50 and Terluran ECO GP-22 MR70, contain 50% and 70% post-consumer recycled waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), respectively. Both grades will be available in black. The product properties of the grades match the mechanical property profile of their non-recycled counterparts.