Ineos extends its line of sustainable SBC products

100% bio-attributed option gives neutral to even negative carbon footprint

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Ineos Styrolution extends its line of sustainable SBC products by a 100% bio-attributed option. Photo Ineos Styrolution

Ineos Styrolution, in styrenics, has recently announced the introduction of its SBC products produced from 100% bio-attributed feedstock. The new solution is available for Ineos Styrolution’s Styrolux and Styroflex product lines.

In the spring of 2021, Styrolux Eco and Styroflex Eco became Ineos Styrolution’s specialty products based on bio-attributed styrene. The recent announcement goes one step further by producing these products from 100% bio-attributed feedstock. Both the styrene and the butadiene components in the SBC copolymer are from bio-attributed feedstock, kitchen, and food waste and are not in competition with food production.

The result is a material (Styrolux Eco B100 and Styroflex Eco B100) with a neutral to even negative carbon footprint when biogenic carbon is taken into account. The material offers identical product characteristics to the conventionally produced Styrolux/Styroflex copolymers.

Marcela Villegas, director Commercial Product Management EMEA, comments, “I am very proud of our achievement. We have been able to produce such a wonderfully sustainable material for our customers. Styrenics teach us every day that the materials are indeed made for circularity. I expect many of our customers in the packaging industry will take advantage of the new Eco solutions.”

Bio-attribution process certified by ISCC PLUS

Styrolux offers an amazing combination of high transparency, brilliance, and impact resistance making it the material of choice for applications such as labeling and twist films, shrink film, food packaging, medical applications (drip chambers and medical tubes), and various other applications such as hangers and office equipment. Styroflex offers the properties of a thermoplastic elastomer (S-TPE), suitable for extrusion and injection molding, and can be used for a broad range of applications such as wrap films, stretch hoods, and modifiers for the household industry.

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