We offer an economically and environmentally sustainable alternative to plastics produced from petrochemicals with our high-quality post-consumer acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), high impact polystyrene (HIPS), blends of polycarbonate with ABS (PC/ABS), polypropylene (PP), mineral filled PP and high density polyethylene (HDPE) products.
Our raw material is a highly complex plastics-rich mixture of materials that is a “residue” (often called shredder residue) from the recycling of metals from automobiles, consumer electronic devices, appliances and other end-of-life durable goods. It is estimated that over 15 million tons (over 33 billion pounds) of plastics from these types of goods are disposed of each year around the world. These plastics are commonly land-filled or incinerated at high economic and environmental costs because it is considered too complicated or expensive to recover and to separate them.
Our revolutionary separation technology has the potential to transform the supply chain of the plastics industry. Our post-consumer plastics reduce energy consumption by over 80% and protect the environment from between 1 and 3 tons of CO₂ emissions, compared to the production of one ton of “virgin” plastics from petrochemicals. (see P. A. Wäger and R. Hischier, “Life cycle assessment of post-consumer plastics production from waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) treatment residues in a Central European plastics recycling plant”, Science of the Total Environment 529 (2015) 158–167. Paper available here)
Our commitment to providing a consistent and reliable supply of high quality post-consumer resins has forged relationships with OEMs and molders in several industries and numerous countries. We have already “closed the loop” and successfully demonstrated the substitution of virgin plastics in many demanding applications, challenging the perceived boundary between recycled and virgin materials.
At MBA Polymers, we realize that sustainability, growing availability, and batch-to-batch product stability—consistent mechanical and processing properties—are of paramount importance to our customers. Our relentless attention to all three has put us in the global leadership position.
State-of-the-art twin screw compounding technology enables us to tailor products to meet specific needs. Please contact us via the link at the right for more information about our products.
Austria and China
Our facilities in Kematen/ Ybbs in Lower Austria and Guangzhou, China, produce high-quality post-consumer ABS, HIPS, PC/ABS and PP resins for use in electronics, appliances, consumer products, building products and automotive components.
Various premium products that are either UL-HB recognized, impact modified and/or compounded to be suitable for demanding applications are offered under the EvoSource™ brand.
Each plant has an annual processing capacity of 40,000 tons, sourced from end-of-life durable goods such as WEEE (waste of electrical and electronic equipment).
Our newest and largest plant, which is located in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, has a processing capacity of 60,000 tons per year and is expandable to 80,000 tons. We believe it is the only plastics recycling company in the world sourcing 100% shredder residue from end-of-life vehicles.
We enable major automobile, appliance and other durable goods manufacturers to “close the loop” and make their products more sustainable by turning this plastics-rich shredder residue into new high impact PP, filled PP, ABS, HIPS and HDPE.