Petrochemical company SABIC has launched its first automotive grades containing mechanically recycled plastics.
Under its TRUCIRCLE portfolio, the new resins are a PP compound, a UV-stabilised PC and PET, and a mineral-filled PC/PET blend.
All three materials contain up to 29% recycled content and offer performance similar to that of virgin equivalents.
SABIC ETP & Market Solutions general manager Abdullah Al-Otaibi said: “The new TRUCIRCLE materials support the automotive industry’s sustainability initiatives by providing an opportunity to extend the life of plastic waste and helping to increase value from post-consumer products.
“These new products are the first of many SABIC resins to be introduced with mechanically recycled content for potential use in interior and exterior automotive applications.
“They also may complement other types of sustainable materials, such as certified renewable products from bio-based content, which we are also developing. It’s all part of SABIC’s strategy to accelerate towards a true circular economy.”