INEOS Styrolution to Build Demonstration plant for Manufacturing Recycled-Feedstock Based ABS
- 22-Jan-2021 6:00 PM
- Journalist: Robert Hume
On Thursday, the global styrenics giant, INEOS Styrolution revealed its plans to construct a demonstration polymerization unit at its Antwerp, Belgium, site to test the production of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) resin from a recycled feedstock. The project is likely to take a duration of four years for completion.
The idea of launch of this new plant is a part of the company’s “LIFE ABSolutely Circular” project, which is supported by the EU LIFE programme, a EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action formed in 1992. INEOS will team up with Indaver, a global leader in sustainable waste management to make Antwerp the leading center for the recycling of styrenics in the European region.
Commenting on the project, Bart van der Zee, Technical R&D Project Lead at INEOS Styrolution stated, “Together with our project partners we share the vision to turn plastic waste into valuable resources. I am proud to be part of this project and I invite technology providers to join us on our mission. We are in fact still open for new partners to start working with us on the demonstration plant project in Antwerp.”
As per ChemAnalyst, ABS resin is a lightweight polymer possessing an aesthetic surface appearance. It widely used in a broad range of industries such as automotive, healthcare, electrical and electronics, households, sports and leisure. The construction of this demo plant would enable both the partners to evaluate the intrinsic properties of the styrenics and also contribute to the global vision of turning plastic waste into a valuable resource.