An international reclaimer says it has started the world’s first commercial production of recycled polycarbonate/acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (PC/ABS) from e-scrap and end-of-life appliances.
U.K.-based MBA Polymers will generate the PC/ABS pellets at its Kematen, Austria operation.
“These are exciting times for our engineering plastics business,” Richard McCombs, MBA Polymers CEO, stated in a press release. “The decision to develop PC/ABS products reflects our determination to meet the growing demand from customers for post-consumer recycled plastic as well as extending our commitment to sustainable growth.”
The pellets are being sold under the EvoSource brand name. Production will be increased steadily through this year, according to the company.
The resins are often used in electronics and vehicles.
“EvoSource PC/ABS grades have excellent mechanical properties that make them candidates for a broad range of applications including some in the automotive, electrical, industrial and consumer markets,” the press release noted.
Originally founded in the San Francisco area, the MBA Polymers already sells recycled ABS and HIPS grades derived from post-consumer electronics and auto shredder residue.