INEOS Styrolution (Frankfurt, Germany) announced the signing of its collaboration with GER, a world-leading waste recycling enterprise based in China’s Jiangxi province, to produce high quality virgin-like Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) grades with up to 70% recycled content at commercial scale for the Chinese market.
The collaboration enables INEOS Styrolution to better serve its customers by offering shorter lead times and improve supply stability for its products and services in China.
INEOS Styrolution will integrate GER’s post-consumer recycled electrical and electronic waste into state-of-the-art recycling ABS formulations.
The two recycled ABS 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 and are available in standard black. Both grades are now available in commercial quantities as a drop-in solution, ideal for applications across a wide range of industries including Household, Electronics, Packaging, Toys, Sports and Leisure.
Alexandre Audouard, Vice President Standard Polymers Asia-Pacific, says “The collaboration with GER is a step in the right direction in establishing a circular economy for styrenics and achieve China’s 2060 net zero emissions targets. These new grades allows us to take advantage of the amazing properties of styrenics while considerably reducing the impact on the environment and on our future generations”.
Mr. Yufei Qin, Chairman, GER, comments “We share the vision with INEOS Styrolution to turn plastic waste into valuable resources instead of letting it end up in landfills. This partnership brings together GER’s fully integrated recycling capabilities with INEOS Styrolution’s manufacturing expertise and innovative capabilities to produce the best recycled ABS grades, without sacrificing product properties nor performance when compared to virgin material”.
By Mary Page Bailey
France has launched an offshore green hydrogen production platform at the country’s Port of Saint-Nazaire this week, along with its first offshore wind farm. The hydrogen plant, which its operators say is the world’s first facility of its type, coincides with the launch of another “first of its kind” facility in Sweden dedicated to storing hydrogen in an underground lined rock cavern (LRC).
The project sets up the Hydrogen Valley in Rome, the first industrial-scale technological hub for the development of the national supply chain for the production, transport, storage and use of hydrogen for the decarbonization of industrial processes and for sustainable mobility.
At first glance, hydrogen seems to be the perfect solution to our energy needs. It doesn’t produce any carbon dioxide when used. It can store energy for long periods of time. It doesn’t leave behind hazardous waste materials, like nuclear does. And it doesn’t require large swathes of land to be flooded, like hydroelectricity. Seems too good to be true. So…what’s the catch?