First Post-Consumer Recycled Novodur Eco Specialty Abs Solutions


New solutions target applications in the automotive and household industries

Novodur ECO specialty ABS and Novodur ECO High Heat grades from mechanically recycled post-consumer waste.

INEOS Styrolution,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 solutions, designed to give them a competitive edge in their markets. At the same time, these innovative and sustainable best-in-class solutions 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 2020, sales were at 4 billion euros. INEOS Styrolution employs approximately 3,600 people and operates 20 production sites in ten countries.


The new Novodur ECO solutions will contain up to 70 percent recycled material. The new Novodur ECO HH solutions will contain up to 40 percent recycled material. The new materials offer identical mechanical properties as their virgin equivalents making them drop-in solutions for application developers.


The new Novodur ECO HH solutions offer a balanced property profile making them sustainable options for automotive applications including center consoles, radiator grills or mirror housings.


These novel Novodur grades will be available in standard colours e.g. pure white, cream or traffic blue as well as customer specific colours. An option for self-colouring will also be offered.


Marcela Villegas, Director Commercial Product Management Specialties EMEA, comments: “We invite automotive and household application developers to explore the new grades. They tick all the boxes: High-quality material for high-quality applications, drop-in solution for easy processing and contribution to our customers’ sustainability goals.”


Nils Wittenberg, Technical Product Manager, Specialties EMEA, adds: “We are very excited to introduce our first recycled ABS Specialty grades – we have more in the pipeline. Our customers want to reduce their carbon footprint and we are happy to provide solutions which can be used without any change in the process or equipment.”


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