Indaver and INEOS Styrolution: project to demonstrate production of ABS plastic from recycled feedstock receives funding by the European union

Indaver and INEOS Styrolution: project to demonstrate production of ABS plastic from recycled feedstock receives funding by the European union

  • Scope includes first lab scale solution as well as plans to upscale to commercial solution
  • Project is supported by EU LIFE programme

Indaver, a leader in sustainable waste management, and INEOS Styrolution, global leader in styrenics, are set to team up as technology partners in a project funded by the EU LIFE programme, the European Union’s funding instrument for the environment and resource efficiency. The project, which is planned for a duration of four years, will demonstrate the production of ABS1 based on recycled feedstock.

The project, called “LIFE ABSolutely Circular” aims at demonstrating the environmental and economic benefits of using advanced recycling technologies to close the loop of plastic recycling.

An initial key objective of the project is to demonstrate for the first time the production of ABS based on recycled feedstock taking advantage of advanced recycling technologies. The project is also planned to demonstrate scaling of the solution from lab scale to demo plant and ultimately to commercialisation.

The ABS copolymer is used in a broad range of applications in many industries including automotive, healthcare, electronics, household, and toys/ sports/ leisure. The material significantly contributes to societal well-being with a well-balanced mix of properties. It is robust, dimensional stable, leightweight and has an aesthetic surface appearance. It is also compliant with food contact regulations and is easy to process.

Paul De Bruycker, CEO at Indaver comments:

“We are looking forward to develop a demo plant and an upscaling plan to achieve the objectives of this project. We are thrilled to work on a solution that allows us to take advantage of the amazing properties of styrenics while eliminating the impact on the environment and on future generations.”

Dr. Alexander Glück, President EMEA at INEOS Styrolution:

“We are excited about this project as we believe there is intrinsic value in plastics products after usage. We share the vision with Indaver to turn plastic waste into valuable resources instead of letting it end up in landfills.”

 

About Indaver


​Indaver is a European player in the waste industry with plants and operations in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Indaver manages and treats industrial and household waste in specialist facilities for the industrial industry, waste collectors and governments. Indaver recovers valuable raw materials and energy from these treated waste streams. By doing so, Indaver is creating value from waste and helping to close the materials loop in a safe, low carbon and energy-efficient manner, which makes Indaver the ideal partner in the pursuit of a sustainable circular economy. In 2019, Indaver achieved a turnover of 579 million euros with approximately 1,700 staff throughout Europe. 
​More information: www.indaver.com or www.indaver.com/plasticstochemicals ​ ​

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www.indaver.com/plastics2chemicals

About INEOS Styrolution

INEOS Styrolution is the leading global 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 innovative and sustainable best-in-class solutions, designed to give them a competitive edge in their markets, and at the same time, 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 2019, sales were at 5 billion euros. INEOS Styrolution employs approximately 3,600 people and operates 20 production sites in ten countries.

More information: www.ineos-styrolution.com

Follow us on Twitter (@Styrolution).

 

Contact Indaver

Inge Baertsoen

Communications Manager

Phone: ​ +32 497 970570

Email: ​ ​ [email protected]

 

Contact INEOS Styrolution

Dr. Ralf Leinemann

Global Manager PR & Marketing Communications

Phone: +49 69 509550-1366

Email: [email protected]

 

Contact INEOS Belgium

Nathalie Meert

Communications & External Relations Manager

Phone: +32 491 35 91 67

Email: [email protected]

 

Over time, more information on the project and related results will be published on the project website www.absolutely-circular.com


1 ABS: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

 

 

 

 

 

About INEOS Belgium

About INEOS (https://www.ineos.com/)

A global manufacturer, INEOS operates 194 sites across 29 countries, generates $61 billion annually and employs over 26,000 people. Complementing our core business, INEOS is making an impact across a range of elite sports and becoming increasingly known to consumers, with the launch of the Grenadier (our uncompromising 4x4) and INEOS Hygienics. 

INEOS' business produces the raw materials and energy used for everyday life. Its products make an indispensable contribution to society by providing the most sustainable options for a wide range of societal needs. For example, preservation of food and clean water; construction of wind turbines, solar panels, and other renewable technologies; for construction of lighter and more fuel-efficient vehicles and aircraft; for medical devices and applications; for clothing and apparel; and for insulation and other industrial and home applications.  

INEOS businesses have put in place the plans and actions needed to ensure that they lead the transition to a net zero economy by no later than 2050, whilst remaining profitable, and staying ahead of evolving regulations and legislation. As part of its greenhouse gas emission reduction strategy, there is widespread goal to move to a more circular economy, in which materials are re-used to their maximum extent.  

About Project ONE

Project ONE is an investment by INEOS in the Antwerp chemical sector for the construction of an ethane cracker. The multi-billion euro investment is the largest in European chemistry in more than 20 years. The advanced plant will produce ethylene, one of the most widely used base chemicals worldwide and an essential building block for a wide range of products, including medical applications, textiles, computer and smartphone casings, household appliances, food packaging and cosmetics. Ethylene is also used in lightweight parts for cars and wind turbines, insulation materials for the construction industry and pipes for transporting drinking water.

Project ONE will set the standard for the chemical industry in Europe by employing the best available techniques. In particular, it will break new ground in terms of energy efficiency and will have a carbon footprint that is less than half of the top 10% steam crackers in Europe.

The target year for operation is 2026 as construction will take approximately 4 years. The investment will create 450 direct jobs and thousands of indirect jobs.

More information on : https://project-one.ineos.com


INEOS Belgium
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