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SABIC and POLYRAY collaborate to introduce renewable polycarbonate

March 26/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry and POLYRAY (Xiamen Hongtai Optical Co., Ltd.,) announced their collaboration for the use of SABICís polycarbonate (PC) resin based on certified renewable feedstock in the lenses of several eyewear end applications such as sunglasses, safety glasses and sports goggles, said the company.

SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry and POLYRAY (Xiamen Hongtai Optical Co., Ltd.,), an innovative leader in the eyewear lens industry, today announced their collaboration for the use of SABICís LEXANô polycarbonate (PC) resin based on certified renewable feedstock in the lenses of several eyewear end applications such as sunglasses, safety glasses and sports goggles.

SABICís certified renewable polycarbonate Ė an engineering thermoplastic resin - is part of the companyís TRUCIRCLEportfolio and services. Based on SABICís cradle-to-gate peer-reviewed LCA study, use of SABICís LEXAN polycarbonate resin can potentially result in reductions in carbon footprint of up to 61% and fossil depletion reduction of up to 35%.

POLYRAY is the first ISCC PLUS certified lens supplier for the eyewear industry, giving their customers a consistent proof of a sustainable supply chain. ISCC is an independent global organization that provides the leading certification system offering solutions to address sustainability requirements for all feedstocks and markets, as well as traceability throughout the supply chain. ISCC PLUS certification can be a powerful tool for companies along the supply chain to address various environmental and social standards.

SABICís 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 bio-based feedstock.

SABIC has not yet lifted the force majeure on the supply of high-density polyethylene (LDPE) from the plant in Wilton (Wilton, UK). So, since the end of September last year, the company has been carrying out preventive measures at this enterprise with a capacity of 400 thousand tons of LDPE per year, which should continue along with repair work at the cracking unit at the same site. However, unexpected technical problems were discovered at this plant, in connection with which force majeure circumstances were announced on November 3, 2020.

As per MRC' ScanPlast, Russia's overall consumption of polycarbonate (PC) granules (excluding exports from Belarus) totalled 8,100 tonnes in January 2021, up by 20% year on year (6,800 tonnes a year earlier). 1,600 tonnes of PC were consumed for the production of injection moulding products in Russia over the stated period, up by 4 times year on year (410 tonnes).

SABIC is a diversified company manufacturing chemicals, industrial polymers, fertilizers and metals. It is the largest state-owned company in Saudi Arabia. Sabic is currently the world's second largest producer of ethylene glycol, the third largest polyethylene producer, and the fourth largest polypropylene producer.


mrcplast.com
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PE, PK, PC granules, PC compounds, LDPE, Sabic, recycling.
Category:General News
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