Sustainability


Examples of Sustainability:
Downgauging/Weight Reduction

Why Downgauge?

Raw materials generate the largest share of total CO2 in typical extrusion products

Raw material savings by down gauging:


Protect natural resources


Direct reduction in CO2 emissions during
product manufacturing


Additional reduction in CO2 emissions 87% during transport (raw materials, products,
product life phase)


Cost reduction for our customers


Examples of Sustainability:
Downgauging/Weight Reduction


Examples of Sustainability:
Downgauging/Weight Reduction

Experience with alternative raw materials

• Polylactic acid (PLA) Synthetic polymer based on agricultural resources
• Starch and starch by-products Ingredient in many "biodegradable" raw materials
• Synthetic biodegradable polyester Pure or as a mixture with PLA or starch for film applications
• Sugar cane-based polyethylene (Bio-PE) Substitution of fossil-based PE with similar characteristics
• Mineral aggregates: calcium carbonate, talc, titanium oxide, silicate Diverse grades / applications, RKW-in-house compounding


Examples of Sustainability:
Downgauging/Weight Reduction

Smallest fingerprint: PE sacks are the most environmentally friendly