Trinseo launches recycled interior range

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Plastic, latex and rubber producer Trinseo has launched Pulse Eco, using recycled content for automotive interiors.

The Pulse Eco series contains between 30% and 50% recycled content by combining European post-industrial recycled (PIR) polycarbonate with Trinseo’s Magnum ABS.

Developed using Trinseo’s Pulse GX technology, the material company says it has superior flow properties, low temperature ductility, a low CO2  footprint and low density.

Trinseo says the material makes it suitable for interior applications including mid/floor consoles, instrument panels and pillars.

Resins containing PIR had a reduced environmental impact, reducing energy consumption by up to 48%, lowering global warming potential by 39% and lowering water consumption by 39%.

Frank Schumann, global marketing manager – automotive at Trinseo, said, “Our automotive customers are increasingly looking out for recycled materials that deliver the quality required to ensure consistent and high-performing interior applications. Not only will the Pulse Eco Series meet sustainability objectives for our customers, but it will also deliver design advantages equal to all-virgin premium products.”

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