Ineos Styrolution Launches World’s First Fully Bio-Attributed ABS
Ineos Styrolution has introduced the first bio-attributed Terluran ABS materials. The new grades complement the mechanically recycled Terluran ECO materials that were introduced earlier. They are the final jigsaw-puzzle piece in Ineos Styrolution’s polystyrene and ABS portfolio, now consisting of mechanically recycled and bio-attributed solutions for all three product lines — Styrolution PS, Terluran, and Novodur, its specialty ABS. Terluran is used in a range of applications in various industries, including automotive, household products, electronics, construction, toys, and sports and leisure.
Terluran is Ineos Styrolution’s standard ABS consisting of acrylonitrile, butadiene, and styrene co-monomers. The new Terluran ECO grades are based on the attribution of renewable feedstock according to an ISCC-certified mass balance approach: It can be used as a replacement for conventional feedstock for all three components in ABS. This approach allows maximized use of renewable feedstock in the material while minimizing the CO2 footprint. Only additives will come from conventional feedstock.
The bio-attributed materials are available as Terluran ECO B60 and Terluran ECO B100. Terluran ECO B60 grades contain bio-attributed content from renewably sourced styrene monomer, and Terluran ECO B100 grades contain bio-attributed content from all three monomers.
“This new bio-attributed standard ABS rounds up our range of sustainable Terluran solutions,” said Yohann Bach, Product Director, ABS Standard, EMEA. “I expect it to be particularly interesting for customers with very ambitious sustainability goals — minimizing their ecological footprint while not compromising on performance.”
All Ineos Styrolution’s bio-attributed products have physical and mechanical properties that are identical to their counterparts based on conventional feedstock. All of the same regulatory documents apply; no new material approval processes are required.