BASF and Teamplas give waste a second life

BASF and Teamplas give waste a second life

Teamplas turns post-consumer waste into materials for high-end applications

  • By ICN Bureau | November 14, 2023

BASF and Teamplas Group, a leading manufacturer of recycled pellets in Southeast Asia, have collaborated to transform post-consumer waste into new high-quality office equipment and car interior parts with the help of BASF’s IrgaCycle.

“Our priority is to help Teamplas control the variation in the quality of recyclates and improve the performance of their final products,” said Hazel Sprafke, Vice President, Global Business Management, Plastic Additives, Asia Pacific. “As IrgaCycle is a unique combination of additives, it is safe and easy to dose as needed to minimize the impact of impurities in recyclates.”

In addition, with the use of IrgaCycle, Teamplas can improve the surfaces of parts produced using their recyclates. Chair armrests, printer exteriors, and car stereo frames can all be produced with higher gloss and greater long-term thermal stability. IrgaCycle can even enable these finished products to be made with 100% recycled pellets. The use of plastics in high-value applications drives a growing circular economy and helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions for a positive impact on climate change.

“The joint efforts between BASF and Teamplas will continue as we aim to use IrgaCycle for applications in the packaging industry,” said Pongsakorn Atichatsrisakul, Executive Director of Teamplas Group. “Our partnership with BASF will not only help us tackle recycling quality but contribute to the goals laid out in the Thai government’s National Roadmap on Plastic Waste Management (2018-2030).”

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