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Trinseo develops post-consumer recycled polystyrene grade

  9/18/2020 - Berwyn, PA - Trinseo says it has developed a new grade of post-consumer recycled polystyrene (r-PS) through a partnership with Fernholz, a German packaging manufacturer. According to Trinseo, the latest Form Fill Seal formulations incorporate as much as 40 percent r-PS, depending on the final application, as a result of Trinseo’s technology, which embeds the material into the polymerization process using solvent processes. “With r-PS technology, we have developed a process that will help the plastics industry conserve resources and reduce oil consumption,” says Nicolas Joly, vice president of plastics and feedstocks at Trinseo. “We are very pleased to work with Fernholz as our collaboration partner to jointly respond to consumer and market expectations, offering companies a tangible solution for more sustainable packaging.” Fernholz is working closely with Trinseo to incorporate r-PS into sheet production, which can be used for food packaging applications in compliance with food safety requirements. To date, full-scale field tests for processing, migration, sensory testing and other common parameters have revealed that r-PS can be readily processed on classic FFS machines, eliminating the need for costly equipment upgrades, the company says. “The feedback we have received from customers so far has been overwhelmingly positive,” says Uwe Fernholz, managing director at Fernholz. “The market has been waiting for a solution like this for a long time. As a result of the positive feedback, we are very confident that this breakthrough in recycled packaging made from polystyrene will help the value chain to meet its sustainability goals.” Trinseo says the new material grade has been tested by several European dairy companies, some of which already have launched new products using the r-PS food packaging.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

MonTech’s MCool -40°C chiller option increases range for low temperature RPA testing - click to expand

TA Instruments introduces multi-sample Discovery X3 differential scanning calorimeter - click to expand

Department of Commerce delays publication of results of anti-dumping investigation into light tires from Korean, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan - click to expand

Yokohama Rubber unifies off-highway tire operations under global entity - click to expand

Davis-Standard presents free webinar on Evolution and Advancements in Technology - click to expand

International Elastomer Conference continues today; Get Involved session held - click to expand

IMCD U.S. opens headquarters in greater Cleveland area - click to expand

ARDL expands rubber testing capabilities to include SAE J1402 - click to expand

Monday, October 19, 2020

Global silicones market will grow by $5.46 billion through 2024 - click to expand

Tyrata begins IntelliTread Drive-Over System shipments to Japan - click to expand

Nexen updates winter tire line for Europe - click to expand

Nokian's Tennessee tire factory earns LEED v4 Silver certification - click to expand

Solvay inaugurates second bio-based solvent plant in Brazil - click to expand

Desma extends digital exhibition XpertForum until October 30 - click to expand

Friday, October 16, 2020

USTMA finds recycling of end-of-life tires stalled - click to expand

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company to release third quarter 2020 financial results October 29 - click to expand

Book of the Day: USA Rubber & Tire Industry Patents 2015-2017 - click to expand

Trinseo receives Mass Balance certification for three families of products in Europe - click to expand

Bridgestone unveils 'A Layered Journey' sustainability campaign - click to expand

Eagle Elastomer founder Neil X. McHale passed away October 10 - click to expand

Endurica software release features aging simulation for elastomers - click to expand

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Dow and the Vita Group collaborate on production of flexible polyurethane foams made from recycled content - click to expand

LabsCubed opens new facility - click to expand

Brüggemann invests 32 million euros in Heilbronn headquarters - click to expand

UTH GmbH offers Technology Transfer Webinar on compounds with fine mesh straining - click to expand

Yokohama Tire to increase commercial truck tire prices December 1 - click to expand

Arkema ranks 11th in the Wall Street Journal's ranking of the world's most sustainably managed companies - click to expand

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Global polymer emulsion market forecast to reach $38.1 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Ashland solves complex challenges and is recognized as Supplier of the Year by Molded Fiber Glass Companies - click to expand

Brenntag Specialties announces distribution agreement with Interspersal Inc. - click to expand

Barry Arkles resumes position as chief executive officer of Gelest Inc. - click to expand

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies supports Trek Bicycle’s innovative suspension - click to expand

International Elastomer Conference begins Monday - click to expand

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Bridgestone supports Nashville school's automotive training center - click to expand

Falken Tires selected as original equipment supplier for 2021 Nissan Rogue - click to expand

Zochem announces price increases for all grades of zinc oxide - click to expand

Braskem America becomes an Operation Clean Sweep blue member - click to expand

Global thermoplastic elastomer market forecast to grow 3 percent annually through 2024 - click to expand

Continental wins Tire Technology Award with tire concept for autonomous electric taxis - click to expand

Market Reports

Brazil automotive tire market is projected to reach $2.05 billion by 2027 - click to expand

Global Silicones Market will grow by$5.46 billion through 2024 - click to expand

Global polymer emulsion market forecast to reach $38.1 billion by 2025 - click to expand

Global thermoplastic elastomer market forecast to grow 3 percent annually through 2024 - click to expand

Global liquid silicone rubber market forecast at $3.2 billion by 2027 - click to expand

Global Electronic Adhesives Market will grow by $3.49 billion through 2024 - click to expand

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