MOSCOW (MRC) -- Toray Industries has recently announced that its marketing & sales subsidiary, Toray Resins Europe (called TREU) has established a recycling process for glass-fiber-reinforced polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) resin waste from injection molding processes, said Process-worldwide.
TREU created its process by leveraging proprietary compounding technology in collaboration with tolling partner MKV Kunststoffgranulate, a compounding company based in Beselich, Germany, that specializes in recycling engineering & high-performance plastics. Such resin has 50 % recycled content and retains at least 90 % of the mechanical strength that injection grades from original materials deliver.
SKZ – Das Kunststoff-Zentrum, has calculated and verified that PPS made with this recycling process can deliver a carbon footprint that is around 45 % lower than that of original PPS. The calculation was conducted based on the international LCA standards ISO 14040, ISO 14044 and the standard ISO 14067 ‘Carbon footprint of products’. SKZ, also known as the German Plastics Center, is a leading plastics testing and research institution based in Wurzburg.
We remind, Toray Industries, Inc., announced that it has developed a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film that combines excellent applicability and adhesion for water-based and solvent-free coatings and can eliminate solvent-derived carbon-dioxide emissions. The company looks to produce the film at a domestic plant by end-March 2024 to help popularize eco-friendly film products for which decarbonization during manufacturing is desirable. These items include release, adhesive, printing, packaging, and automotive films.