SABIC-IP bags Dutch Responsible Care Award for upcycling discarded PET bottles

The Association of the Dutch Chemical Industry (VNCI), recently presented SABIC Innovative Plastics with the Responsible Care Award 2009 for its efforts in developing a polybutylene terephtalate (PBT) based product portfolio using discarded polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic, usually found in disposable materials like drinking bottles. The material, using a proprietary process, consumes less energy and yields less carbon dioxide (CO2) through its entire manufacturing process compared to traditional resins. SABIC Innovative Plastics' program was deemed a model for the "cradle-to-cradle' concept, whereby materials that have been used for one product can be used for another product without loss of quality. SABIC-IP's iQ PBT resin is created using up to 65% post-consumer plastic waste, giving it a carbon footprint 50 - 75% lower than other engineered thermoplastics, extending the useful life of a polyethylene terephtalate bottle to 20 years. Applications for Valox and Xenoy iQ resins include furniture, computers and consumer electronics, transportation and automotive components like connectors, fans, mud guards, door-handles, lighting bezels and more. Due to high performance of the iQ portfolio, the possibilities are endless - solutions are impact modified, glass-filled, FDA approved, or flame retardant - offering customers stiffness, impact resistance, chemical resistance and ease of processing. SABIC Innovative Plastics also recently received Silver Cradle to CradleSM Certification for its Valox iQ* resin portfolio, from internationally renowned sustainable design firm, McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, LLC (MBDC). As a winner of the Dutch award, SABIC Innovative Plastics will be nominated for the 2009 European Responsible Care Award organized by the European Chemical Manufacturers Association (CEFIC).
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