Since 1986, the International Society for Plastics Engineering has been promoting communication between scientists and engineers involved in the development, production and processing of plastics. Over the years, the association has developed a wide range of activities and platforms to efficiently implement this concern. The highest awareness of these activities has been achieved by the “Automotive Award”, which honors innovative vehicle parts and components made of plastics every one and a half years.
This year, for the first time, the “Sustainability Award” was presented, which recognizes the improved overall ecological performance of a component.
The component (upper pillar trim, B-pillar), which was presented by Audi together with Montaplast and almaak, now achieved the first prize in this category in 2021. The innovation is the consistent appearance, processability and ductility of the regenerated yarn as well as the back-injected plastic compared to virgin material. The use of 100% recycled material (PET yarn and PC/ABS back-injection), which can be recycled again after use, gives the component an excellent CO2 footprint.
The material used, Anjacom® PC/ABS R050/75s, has been applied by most OEMs and is one of the standard materials used by almaak international – making it an important component of our company’s sustainability strategy.