The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) welcomes SABIC, a leading global supplier of engineering thermoplastics, as its newest member, bringing the total council membership to 13 companies. “SABIC will play a key role in helping us to identify and define the best uses and applications for post-consumer recycled content,” said Tod Christenson, Director of HPRC. “HPRC is unique in its focus on identification of recycling barriers and solution development along the entire value chain and SABIC’s expertise in plastics, diverse presence in healthcare and commitment to post-consumer recycling will provide valuable knowledge to our downstream and close-loop recycling efforts.”
“As a global leader in the plastics industry, SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business has a long history of positive contributions to the sustainable development and performance of our customers’ products and our own,” said Don Cianelli, Healthcare Marketing Manager, Innovative Plastics. “Improving the environmental sustainability of plastics, from production through use, to disposal or to reuse, is important to our business, as evidenced by our broad portfolio of PCR and PIR materials. Because we work closely with our customers to help them achieve their sustainability objectives, we are strongly aligned with the HPRC’s mission to inspire and enable the healthcare community to implement sustainable, cost-effective recycling solutions for plastic products and materials used in the delivery of healthcare.”
SABIC will immediately begin work with the Council’s technical working group on resin testing and analysis of technical limitations in plastics processing to evaluate material property thresholds against viable reuse applications and market value.