Materials companies are focused on sustainability and projects involving the circular economy, both of which were featured at K 2022 held this week in Düsseldorf, Germany.
This week in Material Insights, Frank Esposito reports from the show floor on topics such as Borealis' plan to build a new advanced recycling plant in Austria that will boost it's polyolefin production capacity to 130,000,000 pounds.
DuPont's Mobility & Materials unit is using a new Zytel HTN grade polymer in a plastic metal battery cooling application and were also talking about thermoplastic elastomers that use a biomass.
Sabic was also displaying sustainable options like light fixtures that use Lexan-brand polycarbonate.
Finally, Covestro promoted CQ circular intelligence materials that uses 25 percent biomass recycled content and featured its Photon prototype solar race car dubbed the "sonnenwagen."