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Ineos Styrolution signs agreement with GER to produce ABS from post-consumer waste electronic materials

By Mary Page Bailey |

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”.

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