Sustainable compounders supply sustainable customers
Meanwhile the story in the circular market place is that plastics processors are winning business with those materials that give their OEM customers superior environmental performance - and credentials.
For Benvic’s customers, the success factors include:
- the fit-for-purpose nature of the compounds supplied – superior technically and in additional to their environmental criteria)
- the low environmental impact of such compounds throughout the supply chain – the CO2 footprint; the energy used to make the compounds, together with Benvic’s own carbon footprint etc etc)
- the disposability of such compounds (where LCA and “cradle to “cradle” thinking has been applied)
For Benvic this means that we undertake an increasing amount of work in ‘curating’ our materials generation and materials supply chain, and in documenting and certifying data relating to the environmental performance, provenance, traceability and other credentials of these materials.
Inevitably – and in stark contrast to the previous economics of mass production - we find that there is no standard or routine route to a general market.
Sustainable polymer compounding is therefore bespoke – and driven according to the needs of the customer which, in turn is determined by the changing demands of their OEM customer within the objectives of the circular economy.
Benvic can and does select from and can also create a wide range of environmental options and materials to advise and supply any customer – whatever the sector and whatever the polymer process (extrusion, injection etc).
In discussion with these customers, Benvic is able to ‘mix and match’ diverse options in biomaterials, virgin polymers and polymer recyclate (post-consumer and post-industrial).
Simply put, sustainable compounders supply sustainable customers who, in turn, supply a sustainable circular economy.
Benvic’s ultimate aim and service is to help its customers win business in the marketplace through superior environmental performance and proof of the same.