MBA Polymers UK Launches Ground-Breaking Post Consumer ABS

Manufacturers in electronics, automotive and cosmetics industries are among those demanding more high-quality recycled ABS amid increased global demand for lower carbon products.

World-leading plastic recycler MBA Polymers UK has launched a new ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) product, ABS 4125 UL. The UL-certified product provides a revolutionary, high-quality recycled alternative to the plastics used in electronics, automotive manufacturing and consumer goods, reducing the demand on the Earth’s depleting resources.

The new material contains a game-changing 95%+ post-consumer recycled content. The breakthrough was achieved by leveraging technical developments in MBA Polymers UK’s plastic recycling operations at its state-of-the-art facility in Worksop, Nottinghamshire.

With manufacturers operating in a market where the demand for recycled ABS outstrips supply, MBA Polymers UK is already exporting its new product to businesses globally including the USA and Hong Kong.

ABS 4125 UL is the first of a new range of premium-recycled polymers to be launched by MBA Polymers UK. By 2030, the company’s target is to deliver 100,000 tonnes of recycled plastics content to manufacturers in a range of markets and industries, including high-performance polymers such as ABS.

MBA Polymers UK is part of EMR, a global leader in sustainable materials, which recycles around 10 million tonnes of materials each year. MBA Polymers UK benefits from a reliable, high-quality feedstock including end-of-life vehicles, household appliances and the waste material from the construction industry.

The new ABS product is derived from the fast-growing waste electronics sector, creating a circular economy in the backdrop of increased regulation and growing consumer concern about the use of virgin plastics.

As well as benchmarking against the performance and specifications of other leading ABS polymers, MBA Polymers UK has also achieved UL accreditation for its new product, giving manufacturers further confidence about its traceability and quality. UL accreditation verifies the quality, safety and sustainability of recycled plastics so that manufacturers, brand owners and end users feel confident in the performance and credibility of the materials sector, creating a circular economy in the backdrop of increased regulation and growing consumer concern about the use of virgin plastics.

As well as benchmarking against the performance and specifications of other leading ABS polymers, MBA Polymers UK has also achieved UL accreditation for its new product, giving manufacturers further confidence about its traceability and quality. UL accreditation verifies the quality, safety and sustainability of recycled plastics, so that manufacturers, brand owners and end users feel confident in the performance and credibility of the materials.

Paul Mayhew, General Manager at MBA Polymers UK, said: “The arrival of this new UL-listed ABS 4125 to the market is a transformational moment. I’ve been excited by the new and existing interest it has already created among our customers.

“Manufacturers know all too well that changes in regulation, consumer behaviour and the impact on the environment means that increasing recycled content of products and creating circular products is now essential. MBA Polymers UK’s innovative new ABS product helps them to do just that.

“Over more than 12 years, MBA Polymers UK has revolutionised how we use and reuse recycled plastics. During that time, many people told me that creating an ABS product containing as much recycled material as we have achieved would not be possible. Our team of dedicated engineers and scientists have not only proven them wrong, they have delivered a product which can turn the growing supply of waste electronics into the next generation of sustainable consumer products.”

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