German collaboration for sustainable injection moulding

Ineos Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, has announced today that it is working together with Arburg, a leading global manufacturer of plastic processing machines, to combine innovative sustainable injection moulding machines with the world’s broadest sustainable styrenics polymer portfolio. Demonstrations were done at Arburg Anniversary Days 2023 (Lossburg, 8-11 March) and will continue at Fakuma 2023 (Friedrichshafen, 17-21 October). First sustainable Ineos Styrolution ECO grades successfully tested by Arburg on its latest generation of injection moulding machines include Terluran ECO as well as NAS ECO.

The Terluran ECO sustainable product portfolio includes both mechanically-recycled and bioattributed alternatives to conventional ABS. Mechanically-recycled grades contain up to 70% post-consumer recycled content. The bio-attributed grades (ISCC-certified) range all the way to a complete bio-attributed solution (Terluran ECO B100) with bio-attributed content from all three monomers (styrene monomer, butadiene and acrylonitrile), which leads to a negative product carbon footprint for the B100 version. NAS ECO is an ISCC-certified bio-attributed SMMA material, popular for its excellent transparency, an extremely low haze and good thermal and chemical resistance. The material provides a carbon footprint reduction of up to 99%. Like its conventional equivalent NAS, it is also suitable for food packaging solutions.

Christian Homp, Team Manager Applications at Arburg, said: “The combination of our injection moulding machines with INEOS Styrolution’s ECO material must be a convincing argument for all customers who want to improve their CO2 footprint”. Christian Dietlein, Technical Account Manager at Ineos Styrolution, adds: “We are excited to work with a company that has similar strong objectives related to sustainability as INEOS Styrolution.”