MOSCOW (MRC) -- Based on LyondellBasell CirculenRecover polyamide, sport equipment specialist TSL has created an innovative snowshoe which will delight outdoor sport fans, said the company.
The footbed of the new snowshoe model is not only based on recycled materials, it also combines extreme resistance with trendy design.
As a world leader in snowshoe development and manufacturing, TSL’s values are strongly connected to the respect of nature, wellbeing and innovation. It was therefore natural for TSL, to invest the use of recycled materials for a new snowshoe model. The challenge with this project was to find a plastic material which was based on recycled materials, but which did at the same time also fulfill all technical and visual requirements. LyondellBasell’s CirculenRecover product range, based on mechanically recycled source materials, brought the solution.
"Snowshoes in general and their footbed in particular are obviously used in extreme conditions,” says Bruno Viala, Business Development Manager at LyondellBasell. “They need to be highly resistant to impact and cold temperatures and also be durable over time. These requirements are usually incompatible with plastics that are based on recycled source materials. After several meetings and trials, we selected together with TSL our CirculenRecover EP PA MV SHI H grade for this project. The product contains approximately 80% of recycled materials and satisfies the demanding quality and design standards of TSL customers."
As per MRC, LyondellBasell has joined the NEXTLOOPP initiative that brings more than 40 major industry players together. Launched in October 2020, NEXTLOOPP aims to create circular food-grade recycled polypropylene (FGrPP) from post-consumer packaging.
As per MRC, LyondellBasell's sprawling chemical plant in Channelview may get even bigger. The international chemical giant, operated out of Houston, said it is evaluating an expansion to potentially boost the Channelview plant's ethylene capacity by 550 million pounds per year. Preliminary engineering work has begun to determine the feasibility of the project. If LyondellBasell decides to proceed, the expansion could be finished by 2017.