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Luxus Is Shortlisted For Plastics Recycling Awards Europe 2019

26th February 2019

Technical knowledge based compounder and recycler Luxus has been shortlisted for the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe, for its development of a high performance
eco-positive polypropylene (PP) featured in the interior parts of the Nissan Micra K14.
The award will be announced on the 11th April 2019, during the second day of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe taking place at the RAI Amsterdam.

Developed with 50 per cent recycled content, this PP compound is the result of a collaboration with its client, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi. The aim was to engineer an eco-positive material to help lower the environmental impact of the Nissan Micra K14 to help achieve zero landfill objectives, while still delivering outstanding properties.
Terry Burton, technical manager, Luxus, comments: “We are pleased that our entry for the automotive category has been shortlisted. It recognises the advanced technical thermoplastics engineering that has enabled the development of a product where sustainability demands have been met without any sacrifice in physical property performance.”
To satisfy the auto manufacturer’s stringent material requirements, this highly engineered PP compound needed to be lightweight with improved characteristics such as greater fuel efficiencies, lower CO2 emissions and good impact resistance; while still delivering a high scratch-resistant surface finish.
This success is just one example of how Luxus thermoplastics innovation is helping achieve environmental goals and differentiation, to deliver competitive advantage to global OEM’s as they make the transition from a linear (make-take-dispose) to a circular economy.
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UK leading independent technical plastics recycling and compounding company Luxus has been developing highly specified thermoplastics compounds based on prime and recycled feedstocks for over 50 years. Luxus is a key supplier to the major names in the global auto industry and it was the first and still is the only UK business to achieve approval for its recycled grades in car interior trims.
Luxus also offers specialist ‘closed loop’ and ‘open loop’ recycling services to manage ‘end of life’ post industrial and consumer waste for the retail transit packaging, construction and local authority wheel bin markets.

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