21 May 2013 15:38 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--NOVA Chemicals announced on Tuesday the release of a new expandable polystyrene (EPS) resin that contains 25% recycled content for use in shape moulding and protective packaging applications.
NOVA worked with RAPAC, one of the largest recyclers of EPS in the US, to develop and launch the new resin, which makes use of RAPAC's EcoSix line of recycled resins, the company said.
"We are excited to deliver a consistent, high-quality, next generation EPS resin with recycled content to North American shape moulders," said John Thayer, global business director of EPS business at NOVA. "R625B is a resin that conserves natural resources and is expected to spur market development of EPS recycling."
The new resin contains 75% virgin resin from NOVA's Beaver Valley, Pennsylvania, facility, and 25% recycled content. It can be processed in a similar way to virgin EPS, and does not require any additional equipment, the company said.
The resin is designed to help meet a growing demand for recycled content resins from North American shape moulders as part of an effort to meet sustainability goals, NOVA said.
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