Up to 99% carbon footprint reduction from new INEOS Styrolution bio-attributed styrenics
INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, has introduced today new NAS ECO and Luran ECO sustainable drop-in solutions based on a mass balance process certified by ISCC PLUS.
The products are based on styrene being produced using renewable feedstock that is not in competition with food production, such as kitchen waste and wood waste.
The carbon footprint reduction for the new products varies between 77% and 99% when compared to the respective fossil-based products, depending on the amount of renewable feedstock used to produce a material.
The new materials, Luran ECO and NAS ECO have identical physical and mechanical properties as their fossil-based counterparts Luran and NAS, enabling a direct replacement for customers seeking to step up their sustainability efforts.
Eike Jahnke, Vice President of Specialties EMEA, comments: “These new solutions expand our portfolio of mass balance-based specialty styrenics products. Together with our previously introduced Styrolux ECO and Styroflex ECO families, we can now offer our customers sustainable drop-in solutions for four of our specialty product families.”
Production of the new materials will be in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
Luran and NAS are transparent styrenics specialty materials offered by INEOS Styrolution.
Luran is a styrene-acrylonitrile copolymer (SAN) featuring a well-balanced property profile ranging from good transparency and excellent chemical resistance to high stiffness, extraordinary heat resistance as well as very good dimensional stability. These make them a material of choice for a variety of household and cosmetics packaging applications.
NAS is a stiff, amorphous styrene methyl methacrylate (SMMA) copolymer for demanding applications requiring excellent transparency such as water tanks, displays, food containers, or boxes. NAS features an outstanding water-clear appearance, an extremely low haze as well as a good thermal and chemical resistance. The optical properties of NAS are on a similar level as PMMA, while NAS has a density and processing advantage compared to acrylic solutions.