Global styrenics supplier, Ineos Styrolution has introduced its first sustainable acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA) grade. Ineos Styrolution’s Luran S material is now also available as Luran S ECO with up to 50% bio-attributed content.
The Luran S portfolio is a family of products for challenging outdoor applications. The product’s UV resistance makes the material a go-to choice for a wide range of applications in the construction industry, as well as exterior applications in automotive. Luran S is also selected for a range of applications in the toys, sports, and leisure industry.
The new material being based on bio-attributed content will add to its other properties, such as the longevity resulting from its UV resistance. This will accelerate the product being considered as sustainable.
According to Plastics Today, “Third-party life cycle assessments (LCAs) indicate that the new Luran S ECO B products will offer up to a 58% carbon footprint reduction when compared to respective fossil-based products, depending on the selected Luran S grade.”
The bio-attribution process is certified by ISCC PLUS. Production of Luran S ECO B is at Ineos Styrolution’s plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
Marcela Villegas, Director Commercial Product Management EMEA, said: “Our Luran S ECO B products are to my knowledge the first bio-attributed ASA materials in the market. We are excited that these products will help us and our customers to meet our respective sustainability targets.”