SABIC, Elkamet partner use renewable feedstock in lighting uses

SABIC, Elkamet partner to use renewable feedstock in lighting uses

10:25 AM, 15th September 2020
SABIC-Elkamet
Elkamet will be using SABIC's LEXAN™ polycarbonate (PC) resin based on certified renewable feedstock in several end applications for the lighting industry.

SITTARD, THE NETHERLANDS: SABIC announced its partnership with Elkamet Kunststofftechnik GmbH, an industry leader in the plastics processing industry.

Elkamet will be using SABIC’s LEXAN™ polycarbonate (PC) resin based on certified renewable feedstock in several end applications for the lighting industry.
In October 2019, SABIC launched its polycarbonate based on certified renewable feedstock – an engineering thermoplastic resin that is part of the company’s TRUCIRCLE™ solutions for certified renewable products.

The polycarbonate provides SABIC and its direct and ultimate customers with more sustainable solutions and associated benefits.
Based on our cradle-to-gate peer-reviewed LCA study, use of SABIC’s LEXAN polycarbonate resin can potentially result in reductions in carbon footprint of up to 61 percent and fossil depletion reduction of up to 35 percent.

“Our polycarbonate (PC) based on certified renewable feedstock solution supports the pursuit of a more circular economy, one that prioritizes resource conservation and environmental sustainability, recycling and recovery technologies, allowing us to capture the greatest value from materials that have traditionally been discarded,” said Mark Vester, circular economy leader, SABIC.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Elkamet, part of our ongoing commitment to our customers who are increasingly looking for more sustainable solutions in response to consumer requirements,” Vester added.

“Elkamet is the first in the lighting industry to offer an alternative for our customers in order to keep up with the trend towards more sustainability in the development of plastic components,” said Lukas Platt, sales, Elkamet.
“Diffusors/covers are one of the biggest parts of a luminaire that are made of plastic. By producing them using renewable resources, lighting manufacturers can make a huge sustainability impact,” he said.

We are very happy to partner with SABIC, whose polycarbonate based on certified renewable feedstock ensures that the customer does not have to make a compromise between sustainability and material properties. In addition, a huge benefit of this solution is that design and application requirements for Elkamet profiles made of SABIC’s material remain the same,” concluded Platt.

Elkamet has also been ISCC certified, in order to give SABIC and Elkamet’s common customers a consistent proof of a sustainable supply chain.

“We have had a lot of interest shown in the solution from a broad range of industries. We are delighted to have Elkamet onboard. A further step towards transforming the value chain together – to realize a more responsible value chain, creating positive impact on environmental challenges,” said Lennard Markestein, director, engineering thermoplastics, SABIC.

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