Friedrichshafen, Germany— Materials supplier Nexeo Plastics is working to expand its MyNexeo e-commerce program into the sustainability market.
Nexeo is developing MyNexeo Green, a program that will allow customers to calculate greenhouse gas impacts and other sustainability factors, Joost D'Hooge said at Fakuma 2023 in Friedrichshafen.
"We want to give simple charts and output to our customers," added d'Hooghe, who serves as vice president of the Europe, Middle East and Africa region for the firm. "Tracking sustainability is a big challenge. It can be very complex."
Nexeo will roll out MyNexeo Green as a pilot program in 2024. With MyNexeo — which debuted in North America in mid-2022 and was launched in Europe in early 2023 — customers can shop more than 15,000 materials in the firm's catalog and find their most commonly used products. They also can access past order history, instant pricing visibility, real-time order status and estimated delivery dates.
In some cases, customers can place an order through MyNexeo in less than three minutes. Live chats and quote requests also are available.
D'Hooge also said that, in 2023, Nexeo has been working to source more recycled content or bio-based materials for its customers. He added that post-consumer recycled content has been requested by many customers this year.
In January, Nexeo began distribution of Teknor Apex's Sarlink and Monprene brand thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) in Europe. The agreement includes specialty adhesion-modified grades for multi-shot molding onto a wide variety of engineering resins.
Nexeo, based in The Woodlands, Texas, distributes resins and compounds in North America, Europe and Asia for more than 30 suppliers. The firm has annual sales estimated at around $2 billion.