Driving Sustainable Futures
October 29, 2021
Trinseo materials are more than the properties on a Technical Data Sheet, and physically interacting with them assists our customers in making their assessments.
That’s why we collaborated with Positive Plastics, a group of materials and technology experts who wanted to create and curate a sample collection of various innovative, commercially available polymers with reduced environmental footprints. Their goal is to help designers, engineers, and product managers develop a more positive view of plastics. They hope to achieve this with an injection-molded part they developed specifically to illustrate important properties of a material such as surface quality, shrinkage, and warpage.
We selected two representative materials: a bio-based TPU (APILON™ 52 BIO TL 25) and a Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) PC / ABS (EMERGE™ PC / ABS 7590E60). These materials were selected for their physical-mechanical properties, high level of sustainably advantaged content and demand in the markets served by Engineered Materials.
EMERGE™ ECO Advanced Resins
APILON™ 52 BIO Grades
The parts were injected in Kuortti, Finland, at Positive Plastics’ converter, Plastep Oy – a company with a long experience processing various polymers.
The sample is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the material properties by showcasing seven attributes in one compact part::
Trinseo remains committed to meeting its 2030 Sustainability Goals and helping customers achieve theirs by providing sustainable material solutions that do not compromise quality. Click here to view a brochure highlighting Trinseo Sustainable Solutions.