Advanced Materials

Sustainable Solutions

We are on a mission to champion our partners' journeys towards utilizing sustainable solutions every day to make a positive impact on their organization and the world. 

Sustainable Solutions is a one-stop resource that supports our customers in navigating the complexities of green solutions. 

Our approach makes it easy for our team and our customers to: 

  • Explore extensive sustainable materials educational content, regulations, and opportunities;
  • Evaluate which materials are right for their unique needs, and;
  • Elect to make the switch to using greener solutions to produce their products. 

The solutions

The solutions are organized into 8 sustainable materials categories: renewable source, CO2 reduction, recycle, biodegradable, compostable, end of life enhancement, waste reduction, and weight reduction. You can explore our Sustainable Solutions, new regulations information, and more below.

Biodegradeable

These materials are not durable and include soil, water, marine classified polymers, additives or compounds that are decomposed into water CO2, and biomass. They also include at least 20% biobased carbon content as measured according to European standard EN 16640.

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CO2 Reduction

These materials are "renewable source", "recycled material," "weight reduction," "waste reduction," and enable "energy reduction."

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Compostable

These materials fulfill EN13432 for OK Compost Industrial. They also include OK Compost HOME, which are not based on a single standard but on the basis of several standards.

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End-of-Life Enhancement

These materials enhance the durability of the plastic product or its contents through innovation and redesign.

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Recyclability

These materials are new recycled grades coming from the industrial and post-consuming streams. They include additives for improving recyclate quality. 

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Renewable Source

These materials can be polymers, additives, and/or reinforcement materials that are based on a renewable source. 

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Waste Reduction

These materials are processing aids and cleaning grades that are able to increase the machine output, reducing internal waste production which could not be easily used in the common recycling process. 

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Weight Reduction

These materials remodel the structure and internal structure, reduce the amount of plastic inside the parts, keep the same mechanical and thermal properties, and bring an added value to the environment. 

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