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INEOS Styrolution collaborates with Unternehmensgruppe Theo M

July 10/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, has agreed with Unternehmensgruppe Theo Muller, a recognised leader in dairy products, to collaborate on developing a circular solution for polystyrene based on chemical recycling, said the producer in its press release.

"he joint project between INEOS Styrolution and Unternehmensgruppe Theo Muller focuses on the use of polystyrene that is recycled via depolymerisation, a process that converts post-consumer polystyrene waste back to its monomers. The advantage of this process is the generation of high-quality virgin polystyrene ultimately for food-related use. In other words, yoghurt cups made of recycled polystyrene will have the identical properties as yoghurt cups made of conventional polystyrene.

INEOS Styrolution and Unternehmensgruppe Theo Muller have agreed on a phased approach with a lab-scale phase to start this year, a pilot-scale phase starting in 2020 and a commercial-scale phase in 2022.

As an internationally operating food company, Unternehmensgruppe Theo Muller is continuously investigating technological opportunities that offer potential with regard to a circular economy.

Sven Riechers, Vice President Business Management, Standard Business EMEA at INEOS Styrolution adds: "We are very excited to join forces with a leading market player like Unternehmensgruppe Theo Muller. We are looking forward to a speedy and agile collaboration resulting in innovative solutions that may serve as an example in the industry."

The announcement is part of INEOS Styrolutions ambitious efforts aiming at circularity for styrenics to save valuable resources, recycle styrenic waste and reduce the ecological footprint. The companys efforts include research projects, collaboration across the value chain and partnerships with customers to optimise solutions concerning sustainability aspects.

As MRC reported before, in order to be set up for growth in the Iberia region, INEOS Styrolution has agreed on a new cooperation with Tecnopol for its standards business in Spain and Portugal. The new agreement is effective as of the beginning of 2019. INEOS Styrolution and Tecnopol are already looking back at a successful cooperation in Italy for the standard and a selected specialty portfolio. The agreement for Iberia covers INEOS Styrolutions entire standards business (polystyrene and ABS standard polymers).

INEOS Styrolution is the leading, global styrenics supplier with a focus on styrene monomer, polystyrene, ABS Standard and styrenic specialties. With world-class production facilities and more than 85 years of experience, INEOS Styrolution helps its customers succeed by offering the best possible solution, designed to give them a competitive edge in their markets. The company provides styrenic applications for many everyday products across a broad range of industries, including Automotive, Electronics, Household, Construction, Healthcare, Packaging and Toys/ Sports/ Leisure. In 2018, sales were at 5.4 billion euros. INEOS Styrolution employs approximately 3,500 people and operates 20 production sites in ten countries.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:Europe, PS, ABS, styrene, Ineos, Styrolution.
Category:General News
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