Ineos Styrolution introduces new NAS ECO and Luran ECO drop-in solutions made with on renewable-based styrene; new products offer CO2 reduction between 77% and 99% compared to fossil-based products

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FRANKFURT, Germany , February 24, 2022 (press release) –

 

  • 77% to 99% carbon footprint reduction
  • ISCC PLUS certified mass balance approach
  • New drop-in solutions embrace NAS® ECO and Luran® ECO product ranges

INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, has introduced today new NAS® ECO and Luran® ECO sustainable drop-in solutions based on a mass balance process certified by ISCC PLUS.

The products are based on styrene being produced using renewable feedstock that is not in competition with food production, such as kitchen waste and wood waste.

The carbon footprint reduction for the new products varies between 77% and 99% when compared to the respective fossil-based products, depending on the amount of renewable feedstock used to produce a material[1].

The new materials, Luran ECO and NAS ECO, have identical physical and mechanical properties as their fossil-based counterparts Luran and NAS, enabling a direct replacement for customers seeking to step up their sustainability efforts.

Eike Jahnke, Vice President Specialties EMEA, comments: “These new solutions expand our portfolio of mass balance based specialty styrenics products. Together with our previously introduced Styrolux® ECO and Styroflex® ECO families, we can now offer our customers sustainable drop-in solutions for four of our specialty product families.”

Production of the new materials will be in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

Luran and NAS are transparent styrenics specialty materials offered by INEOS Styrolution.

Luran is a styrene acrylonitrile copolymer (SAN) featuring a well-balanced property profile ranging from good transparency and excellent chemical resistance to high stiffness, extraordinary heat resistance as well as very good dimensional stability. These make them a material of choice for a variety of household and cosmetics packaging applications.

NAS is a stiff, amorphous styrene methyl methacrylate (SMMA) copolymer for demanding applications requiring excellent transparency such as water tanks, displays, food containers or boxes. NAS features an outstanding water-clear appearance, an extreme low haze as well as a good thermal and chemical resistance. The optical properties of NAS are on a similar level as PMMA, while NAS has a density and processing advantage compared to acrylic solutions.

[1] Data assessed by an independent 3rd party.


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ABOUT INEOS STYROLUTION
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 90 years of experience, INEOS Styrolution helps its customers succeed by offering solutions, designed to give them a competitive edge in their markets. At the same time, these innovative and sustainable best-in-class solutions help make the circular economy for styrenics a reality. 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 2020, sales were at 4 billion euros. INEOS Styrolution employs approximately 3,600 people and operates 20 production sites in ten countries.

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