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Nov 30, 2021 8:30 AM

thyssenkrupp Plastics develops green product range

thyssenkrupp Plastics is increasing the proportion of products made from naturally renewable and recyclable raw materials:  Under the term "green products" the plastics distributor and service provider is developing a portfolio of sustainable products that customers can use in visual communication.

The range initially comprises six sheets, all of which meet thyssenkrupp Plastics' strict sustainability specifications. Environmentally friendly production, natural resources or good recycling properties and waste minimization are just some of the criteria for product selection. The areas of application for the sheets are diverse: short-term or long-term applications, trade show construction, store fitting or point-of-sale. 

Nicolas Neuwirth, Chairman of the Management Board of thyssenkrupp Plastics: "As part of the sustainability strategy of thyssenkrupp Materials Services, we are working on environmentally friendly, innovative products and solutions for our customers, which are increasingly in demand. In doing so, we exchange ideas closely with our suppliers. This is the only way we can ensure that the entire life cycle of a product – from raw material procurement and production to disposal or recycling – is taken into account."

Reference Project Röhm GmbH

From paper to wood to reused acrylic glass

"With the DISPA® paper plate, we have an environmentally friendly product from our strategic supplier 3A Composites in our range that offers the best properties for screen and digital printing," reports Viskom segment manager Thomas Bekel. Also made of paper are KATZ DISPLAY BOARDS: boards from sustainable forestry in Germany. All paper boards, even when printed, can be disposed of in waste paper. Another environmentally friendly product in the range is ALBASIA, a wooden board produced from a fast-growing species of poplar grown organically. Röhm contributes PLEXIGLAS® proTerra, a plastic sheet that consists of about 90% recycled acrylic. 3A Composites also focuses on sustainability in the production of SMART-X® lightweight sheets. Here, large parts of the production waste generated are recycled on site at the manufacturing plant. The sheets themselves are 100% recyclable. The same applies to the PP twin-wall sheets.

The company has developed a sample case for interested customers: The so-called "green box" is itself made of sustainable DISPA® and contains information and a sample kit for the respective products. thyssenkrupp Plastics will add innovative and sustainable products to the "green products" range.

Essen-based thyssenkrupp Plastics GmbH is part of thyssenkrupp Materials Services and is a German-wide service provider for product and application advice, processing, procurement and supply. The portfolio of over 40,000 plastics products and brands comes exclusively from well-known, internationally active producers who are among the technology and market leaders in their respective product areas. The sales program is geared to the specific requirements of customers in the DIY and construction trade, building construction, industrial piping systems, engineering plastics and visual communication sectors.