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Ineos Styrolution to build demo plant for ABS production using recycled feedstock

January 25/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Ineos Styrolution, the styrenics subsidiary of Ineos, says it will build a demonstration plant at its manufacturing site in Antwerp, Belgium, to test production of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) plastic from recycled feedstock, said Chemweek.

The demo plant will complement another demo unit planned by Styrolutions ABSolutely Circular project partner Indaver (Mechelen, Belgium), a waste management company. Both plants are part of the ABS circular recycling project, which is supported by the EUs LIFE program.

The company is still open for new partners to start working with us on the demonstration plant, says Styrolutions Bart van der Zee, technical R&D project lead. I invite technology providers to join us on our mission, he says.

Styrolution and Indaver announced in December 2020 they would collaborate as technology partners for the four-year project to produce ABS from recycled feedstock, and that they would be funded by the LIFE program, the EUs funding instrument for environment and resource efficiency.

The two companies also linked up mid-2019 for the chemical recycling of post-consumer polystyrene (PS) waste. Indaver has large-scale treatment facilities in Antwerp, with plans for a 15,000-metric tons/year demonstration chemical-recycling installation to be operational in 2021.

As MRC informed earlier, Ineos Styrolution plans to raise prices for acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) by 7 cents per pound (USD154 per tonne) from February 1. The company also sought a similar increase in ABS prices from December 15 by two of its brands. The intention to raise prices stems from rising raw materials and logistics costs associated with the production and supply of ABS, the letter said.

According to the ICIS-MRC Price Report, ABS imports to Russia grew by 4% in the first ten months of this year compared to the same period last year and amounted to 29,100 tonnes against 28,000 tonnes. The share of South Korean supplies amounted to 62% (18,200 tonnes) against 57% (16,100 tonnes)  in January-October 2019.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:ABS, Ineos, Ineos Styrolution, recycling.
Category:General News
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