When it comes to sustainability, materials maker Avient Corp. wrote the book.
Actually, the Avon Lake, Ohio-based firm recently wrote a series of three e-books on sustainability that now are available on the company's web site.
"As climate change continues to be one of the defining issues of our time, a commitment to sustainable solutions is essential," officials wrote on the site. "You're a big part of the solution, and we're here to support you as you shift from a linear economy to a circular economy. We know that designing sustainable solutions often comes with challenges and questions. That's why we created this series of e-books," they wrote.
One of the e-books is focused on recycled PET and covers topics including why the material is so popular, how it fits within the circular economy and what challenges it presents. Another e-book is about the circular economy and looks at a clear definition of that term, how the circular economy is relevant today and material solutions that support it. The third e-book is centered on lightweighting and composites and includes info on how lighter materials enable lower CO2 emissions and on key applications that can benefit from these materials.
Avient has been steadily commercializing new sustainable products. In early 2021, the firm launched Rejoin-brand post-consumer masterbatch colorants for polyolefin packaging. The colorants are made with post-consumer polyolefin as a carrier resin.
Avient is one of the world's largest concentrate makers and one of North America's largest compounders and resin distributors. The firm employs more than 8,000 worldwide and posted sales of about $3.2 billion in 2020.