Arkema Incorporates Recycled Content in Its Powder Coatings Resins

Date: 21/06/2024
Categorias: Sustentabilidade
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The recent Arkema's innovative recycled-based technology for powder coatings resins uses post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate to replace fossil-based raw materials and reduce product's carbon footprint.

Arkema has recently announced a significant initiative to enhance its powder coatings resins by integrating up to 40% post-consumer recycled content sourced from end-of-life packaging products. This initiative aims to empower end markets to more effectively meet growing societal demands for resource conservation and climate impact reduction.

Technological advances have enabled powder coatings resins to become more sustainable by generating minimal waste, incorporating recycled materials and being solvent-free. So, Arkema's innovative recycled-based technology uses post-consumer polyethylene terephthalate from end-of-life packaging, replacing traditional fossil-based raw materials and enabling products containing up to 40% recycled PET, while reducing the product's carbon footprint by up to 20%.

“Alongside our Bio-based and Mass Balance offers, increasingly incorporating recycled feedstocks is another step towards ensuring more circular high-performance solutions and a more sustainable lifestyle. The new Arkema’s recycled based powder coating resins further enriches sustainable solutions for our partners, enabling end markets to increase the %recycled content of their finished products” has stated Richard Jenkins, Member of Executive Committee at Arkema.