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    SABIC highlights its leading edge certified circular solutions

    • Sabic
    • SABIC first in the industry to scale-up innovative chemical recycling process to return mixed plastic waste back to the original polymer to help drive circular economy
    • SABIC has formed downstream collaborations with brand-leading customers Unilever, Tupperware Brands, Vinventions and Walki Group to develop new, high-quality consumer products
    • SABIC is using feedstock made from mixed plastic waste to produce certified circular polymers at its Geleen production site in The Netherlands
    • Certified circular polymers are one of many highlights from SABIC at K 2019, Hall 6 Booth D42

    SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is to highlight its pioneering initiative for the production of certified circular polymers at Europe’s leading plastics exhibition in October this year. SABIC launched its ground breaking project in Q4 of 2018 with the goal of driving a value chain transformation from a linear economy to a circular economy for plastics.

    SABIC’s certified circular polymers are being produced using a pyrolysis oil feedstock from the recycling of mixed plastic waste. As part of the intended project, SABIC is now introducing this alternative feedstock into its Chemelot production site at Geleen in The Netherlands. The resultant certified circular polymers are to be supplied to branding leading customers - Unilever, Tupperware Brands, Vinventions and Walki Group - to use in the development of pioneering, high quality and safe consumer goods or packaging for food, beverage and personal care products.

    As a disruptive innovation, the introduction of SABIC’s certified circular polymers aims to transform the value chain, where SABIC, its upstream suppliers and downstream customers work in tandem to upcycle mixed plastic waste back to the original polymer for high quality applications, thereby enabling circular reuse of the planet’s natural resources. While recycling by mechanical methods makes a contribution towards circularity, the rates at which it can economically recycle plastic packaging waste are limited. SABIC’s certified circular polymer process, however, enables the creation of brand new polymers, offering a real alternative to mechanical methods and closing the recycling ‘loop’.

    As global brand leaders or frontrunners in their respective areas, Unilever, Tupperware Brands, Vinventions and Walki Group recognise the importance of sustainability and their role in the circular economy, they also recognise the critical roles purity, quality and safety play in consumer products or packaging. SABIC’s chemical recycling process is a drop-in alternative offering similar properties and processing characteristics to traditionally produced materials.

    “To enable a genuine shift from a linear economy to a circular one, while meeting the needs of our customers and consumer, the maximum value of the plastics waste stream needs to be retained and reused”, said Bob Maughon. “SABIC has been committed to investing in scientific and technological expertise and fostering close collaborations with both upstream suppliers and downstream customers in order to overcome this challenge, and we are proud to say that we are first in the industry to scale-up this innovative chemical recycling process.”

    The polymers are certified through the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification plus (ISCC+) scheme that certifies renewable content and standards across the value chain from source to end product. The ISCC+ certification works on what is known as a “mass balance system”, meaning that for each tonne of renewable feedstock fed into the cracker, a proportion of the output can be claimed as renewable.

    SABIC intends to build a semi-commercial plant specifically to refine and upgrade pyrolysis oil feedstock, with the plant anticipated to enter commercial production in 2021.

    See also

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    SABIC is proud to announce that a successful collaboration between REN Clean Skincare and Aptar in the development of an innovative new EVERCALM Global Protection Day Cream airless packaging made with certified circular polypropylene has resulted in the acknowledgement of REN Clean Skincare as “Best Beauty Brand in the Recycling (innovation)” category of the 2021 Beauty Shortlist Awards

    Mars and Huhtamaki join Sabic’s Trucircle initiative for pet food packaging based on certified circular polypropylene

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    SABIC and Schwarz Group embark on pilot project for vegetable bags made from TRUCIRCLE certified circular polyethylene

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    Sabic, The Estée Lauder Companies, and Origins announce collaboration to unveil the first premium brand packaging tube made with certified circular polyolefins

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    Sabic Launches Innovative TF-BOPE Film for Frozen Food Packaging

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    Irplast joins Sabic’s Trucircle Initiative by launching circular LOOPP and renewable NOPP film to create sustainable flexible packaging

    IRPLAST S.p.A., a prominent global producer of simultaneously bi-oriented BOPP film, for manufacturing of printed adhesive tapes, wrap­around labels for the food, beverage dairy, personal & home care markets and also for multi-pack solutions, has selected certified circular and certified renewable SABIC PP polymers from SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE portfolio for its new S-BOPP film solutions.

    Magnum launches new tubs made using certified circular polypropylene from SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE portfolio

    Magnum, the world’s favorite ice cream brand, has announced the roll out of more than 7 million ice cream tubs made with certified circular polypropylene from SABIC’s TRUCIRCLE initiative that uses feedstock made from recycling used, mixed plastic. The launch represented the “world’s first” tub within the ice cream industry that contains recycled plastic and that aims to contribute towards the challenge of keeping plastic waste out of the environment and in the value chain.

    SABIC introduces new caps & closures material, outlines strategies for growth and the circular economy at the Berlin Plastic Closures Innovation 2018

    SABIC is reinforcing its activities in the plastics caps and closures (C&C) market. At the Plastic Closures Innovations Conference in Berlin on May 22-24, where SABIC is the headline sponsor, the company will discuss its new Caps & Closures Industry segment, launched at the beginning of the year. It will also introduce its latest materials and solutions for drink, food and non-food packaging caps and closures, and outline its latest measures for addressing issues in the circular economy.

    • Jo Webb
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    • Created 01 Jul 2019
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