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DSM and partners launch coalition to enhance circularity of fibers
Source:Adsale Plastics Network    Editor:JK    Date:24.Mar.2021

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, has launched a new coalition known as CirculariTeam along with leading industry partners.

 

The cross-industry coalition aims to drive the transition towards renewable bio- and recycled based resources within its respective industry. It provides a common platform to share knowledge, resources, and technological solutions, with the goal of closing the loop on Dyneema.

 

The coalition consists of parties from across the value chain that use DSM’s Dyneema in their products. It has identified seven focus areas: reverse logistics, recycle and reuse solutions, improved production efficiency (including waste reduction), separation of waste into material components, design for circularity, regulation, and information sharing.


DSM and industry partners launch coalition to close the loop on Dyneema.


The parties have already begun collaborating on these topics and, by end 2021, CirculariTeam aims to demonstrate the technical feasibility of making new Dyneema fiber from post-consumer waste.

 

Throughout the coming years, the coalition will continue to reassess its ambitions and review its progress through regular summits and ongoing communication.

 

Roeland Polet, Co-Chairman of CirculariTeam and President DSM Protective Materials, said, “DSM is dedicated to securing the future availability of natural resources and maximizing the value from the limited resources available. CirculariTeam will serve as another opportunity to enable this, in line with our existing sustainability targets for DSM Protective Materials.”

 

Wilco Stroet, Senior Vice President Global Maritime Lankhorst Ropes, stated, "We are committed to the aims of the CirculariTeam coalition in the firm belief that it's our responsibility to leave the world better than we found it. Lankhorst Ropes has long seen sustainability as a key driver for growth and something we embrace wholeheartedly as part of our initiative to encourage circularity wherever possible."

 

James Kempston, CEO, NP Aerospace, added, “Dyneema is a central component to NP Aerospace life-saving armor products and we use significant volumes year on year. We are pleased to be part of the CirculariTeam. It offers a much-needed forum for cross-industry collaboration on topics such as recycling and renewable materials.”

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