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Issue 06/2020

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Highlights: Films / Flexibles Bioplastics from waste-streams Basics: Eutrophication

Applications Lighting

Applications Lighting applications based on renewable feedstock SABIC (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), a global leader in the chemical industry, recently announced its partnership with Elkamet Kunststofftechnik (Biedenkopf, Germany), 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. Based on their 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%. The material is certif‌ied under the ISCC PLUS certif‌ication scheme, based on the mass balance concept: Only a part of the feedstock used in polycarbonate production is from renewable feedstock (see graph). The LCA study has assessed the environmental performance of the renewable route in comparison to the fossil-based route at “Cradle to Gate”as well as “Cradle to Gate + End of Life” scope levels and relies on PAS 2050 methodology for biogenic carbon accounting. “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. “Diffusors/covers are one of the biggest parts of a luminaire that are made of plastic. By producing them using renewable resources, lighting manufacturers can make a huge sustainability impact. In addition, a huge benefit of this solution is that design and application requirements for Elkamet profiles made of Sabic’s material remain the same.” Elkamet has also been ISCC certified, in order to give Sabic and Elkamet’s common customers a consistent proof of a sustainable supply chain. 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 biobased feedstock.AT/MT www.sabic.com | www.elkamet.com FOSSIL FEEDSTOCK SABIC STEAM CRACKER BENZENE CHEMICAL PLANT PHENO L SABIC BPA MONOMER PLANT BPA RENEWABLE FEEDSTOCK CONSUMER END PRODUCT CONVERTOR/ MOLDER/ BRAND OWNER LEXAN CO MPO UND SABIC PC COMPOUNDING LEXAN RESIN SABIC PC POLYMER PLANT 32 bioplastics MAGAZINE [06/20] Vol. 15

Luminy® PLA bioplastics for a brighter future Biobased • Compostable • Innovative Total Corbion PLA is a global technology leader in Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) and lactide monomers. PLA is a biobased and biodegradable polymer made from renewable resources, offering a reduced carbon footprint versus many traditional plastics. The Luminy® PLA portfolio, which includes both high heat and standard PLA grades, is an innovative material that is used in a wide range of markets from packaging to consumer goods, fibers and automotive. www.total-corbion.com pla@total-corbion.com Breaking News New 100,000 tonnes PLA plant in Europe announced View of the site in Grandpuits, France where Total Corbion PLA intends to build its second Luminy PLA plant with a capacity ramping up to 100,000 tons per annum

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