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Elkamet to use SABIC's sustainable PC for lighting applications
Source:Adsale Plastics Network    Editor:JK    Date:23.Sep.2020

SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, has announced its partnership with Elkamet Kunststofftechnik GmbH, an industry leader in the plastics processing industry. Elkamet will be using SABIC’s LEXAN polycarbonate (PC) resin based on certified renewable feedstock in several end applications for the lighting industry.

 

In October 2019, SABIC launched its polycarbonate based on certified renewable feedstock – an engineering thermoplastic resin that is part of the company’s TRUCIRCLE solutions for certified renewable products. The polycarbonate provides SABIC and its direct and ultimate customers with more sustainable solutions and associated benefits.


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Elkamet will be using SABIC’s LEXAN polycarbonate resin based on certified renewable feedstock in several end applications for the lighting industry.


Based on the cradle-to-gate peer-reviewed LCA study, use of SABIC’s LEXAN polycarbonate resin can potentially result in reductions in carbon footprint of up to 61% and fossil depletion reduction of up to 35%.

 

“Our polycarbonate based on certified renewable feedstock solution supports the pursuit of a more circular economy, one that prioritizes resource conservation and environmental sustainability, recycling and recovery technologies, allowing us to capture the greatest value from materials that have traditionally been discarded”, said Mark Vester, Circular Economy Leader at SABIC.

 

“Elkamet is the first in the lighting industry to offer an alternative for our customers in order to keep up with the trend towards more sustainability in the development of plastic components,” said Lukas Platt, Sales, at Elkamet.

 

Elkamet has also been ISCC certified, in order to give SABIC and Elkamet’s common customers a consistent proof of a sustainable supply chain.

 

“Since the launch of our renewable polycarbonate at K2019 trade show in Dusseldorf last year, we have had a lot of interest shown in the solution from a broad range of industries. We are delighted to have Elkamet onboard,” said Lennard Markestein, Director Engineering Thermoplastics at SABIC.

 

SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE portfolio and services for circular solutions span; design for recyclability, mechanically recycled products, certified circular products from feedstock recycling of used plastics and certified renewables products from bio-based feedstock.

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