Plastic recycler, MBA Polymers UK, based in Worksop, England, has launched a new ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) product, ABS 4125 UL. The UL-certified product provides a high-quality recycled alternative to the plastics used in electronics, automotive manufacturing and consumer goods, reducing the demand on the Earth’s depleting resources.
The new material contains 95%+ post-consumer recycled content. The breakthrough was achieved by leveraging technical developments in MBA Polymers UK’s plastic recycling operations at its state-of-the-art facility in Worksop.
ABS 4125 UL is the first of a new range of premium-recycled polymers to be launched by MBA Polymers UK. By 2030, the company’s target is to deliver 100,000 tonnes of recycled plastics content to manufacturers in a range of markets and industries, including high-performance polymers such as ABS. MBA Polymers UK is part of EMR, a global leader in sustainable materials, which recycles around 10 million tonnes of materials each year. MBA Polymers UK benefits from a reliable, high-quality feedstock including end-of-life vehicles, household appliances and the waste material from the construction industry.
The new ABS product is derived from the fast-growing waste electronics sector, creating a circular economy in the backdrop of increased regulation and growing consumer concern about the use of virgin plastics.
As well as benchmarking against the performance and specifications of other leading ABS polymers, MBA Polymers UK has also achieved UL accreditation for its new product, giving further confidence to manufacturers about both its traceability and quality. UL accreditation verifies the quality, safety and sustainability of recycled plastics, so that manufacturers, brand owners and end users feel confident in the performance and credibility of the materials. Learn more at www.emrgroup.com.