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New partnership for MKV

Beselich, June 1st, 2023 – Toray Resins Europe GmbH (“Toray”), a sales and marketing subsidiary for resin products in Europe of Toray Industries, Inc. (HQ in Chuo-ku, Tokyo; Japan) and MKV GmbH Kunststoffgranulate (“MKV”), a leader in the mechanical recycling of engineering plastics and manufacturer of premium compounds, have entered a partnership to produce a glass fiber reinforced Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS) product line with recycling content.

Toray now offers its current and future customers "Ecouse" TORELINA™, a PPS GF40 with 50 % recycling material content from industrial plastic waste.

In alignment with Toray’s Group Sustainability Vision, the "Ecouse" TORELINA™ contributes to the management of resources in a more sustainable manner. In addition, the desires of customers to lower the carbon footprint (CFP) of products while maintaining high material performance will be met.

The new partnership builds on a deep expertise and understanding of both companies regarding resin production, compounding and recycling.

To demonstrate the CFP reduction of about 45 % compared to 100 % virgin PPS GF40%, Toray obtained a calculation from the German institute SKZ (SKZ- Das Kunststoff-Zentrum) for the new "Ecouse" TORELINA™ product line, based on the ISO 14067 standard.

Links:

Toray website

Toray press release

Articles in specialised media:

plasticker: MKV + Toray: Partnerschaft zur Fertigung von glasfaserverstärktem PPS mit Rezyklatanteil (01.06.2023)

KIWeb: Produktion von PPS-Compounds mit Rezyklatanteil für Toray (Login required)

KunststoffWeb: MKV: Produktion von PPS-Compounds mit Rezyklatanteil für Toray (07.06.2023)

PLASTVERARBEITER: Herstellung PPS-Compound mit Rezyklatanteil – MKV und Toray arbeiten zusammen (05.06.2023)

PLASTICS TODAY: Toray to Recycle Glass-Fiber-Reinforced PPS in Europe (05.06.2023)

CW CompositesWorld: Toray subsidiary establishes glass fiber recycling process in Europe (02.06.2023)

MRC: Toray offers innovative recycling process for glass-fiber-reinforced PPS resin waste (09.06.2023)

PLÁSTICO NEWS: Toray recycelt glasfaserverstärktes PPS in Europa

JEC: Toray establishes innovative recycling process for glass-fiber-reinforced resin waste

Polymerica: Toray ricicla il PPS in Germania (06.06.2023)

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