Introduction of a functional barrier to comply with food contact regulations
INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, and Sirap Group, a leader in sustainable food packaging solutions, announced today to incorporate the new mechanically recycled Styrolution® PS ECO, a 100% recycled polystyrene, for new food packaging solutions.
Sirap Group is a company with a track record for providing high quality and sustainable packaging solutions. Sirap will benefit from the excellent property profile of the mechanically recycled Styrolution PS ECO. Easy foaming properties allow the production of XPS foam packaging trays Franck Dumasdelage, General Manager France at Sirap Group, comments: “Sirap has been investing into R&D for innovative and sustainable materials for more than 60 years. We have been working with INEOS Styrolution’s virgin material before. Naturally, we were excited to learn that the material is available now also as mechanically recycled Styrolution PS ECO. It looks like the perfect material for our purpose.”
Louie Mackee, Standard Business Project Specialist at INEOS Styrolution, adds: “At INEOS Styrolution, we are excited to work with a fast mover like Sirap Group who shares our passion for sustainability.”
INEOS Styrolution have recently launched several mechanically recycled polystyrene products. See also our recent collaboration announcement with Tomra adding to our Styrolution PS ECO portfolio: https://www.ineos-styrolution.com/news/INEOS-Styrolution-offers-mechanically-recycled-polystyrene-developed-in-close-collaboration-with-TOMRA.
ABOUT SIRAP GROUP
Sirap Group is one of the most qualified producers of fresh food containers in Europe. The company was founded in Verolanuova (BS) in 1960 and is wholly owned by Italmobiliare, an Italian holding listed on the Milan stock exchange.
INEOS Styrolution is the leading global styrenics supplier, with a focus on styrene monomer, polystyrene, ABS Standard and styrenic specialties. With world-class production facilities and more than 90 years of experience, INEOS Styrolution helps its customers succeed by offering solutions, designed to give them a competitive edge in their markets. At the same time, these innovative and sustainable best-in-class solutions help make the circular economy for styrenics a reality. The company provides styrenic applications for many everyday products across a broad range of industries, including automotive, electronics, household, construction, healthcare, packaging and toys/sports/leisure. In 2020, sales were at 4 billion euros. INEOS Styrolution employs approximately 3,600 people and operates 20 production sites in ten countries.