SONGWON highlights its sustainability focus at K2019

21 October 2019

Songwon Industrial, the second largest manufacturer of polymer stabilisers in the world, will be showcasing its sustainable solutions and highlighting its focus on sustainability and positioning as an enabler of circularity during K2019.

At Songwon’s core lies the organisation’s deep and long-term commitment to sustainability. The company is guided everyday by its sustainability vision, objectives and corporate values and aims to align ecological awareness with economic necessities and a heightened sense of social responsibility across all of its business activities.

Dedicated to doing everything it can to contribute to a more sustainable world, Songwon is using the opportunity at K2019 to demonstrate how its commitment and strategy are contributing to accelerating the transition towards a circular economy in the plastics industry, and how it is positioning itself to be an enabler of circularity.

“Today’s plastics industry players are seeking solutions that can meet the ever-evolving requirements for sustainability," explains Olivier Keiser, Corporate Sustainability Officer. "Songwon is responding to these needs by directing our innovation efforts towards improving the sustainability of plastics as well as supporting customers by applying our additive expertise and using specialty chemistry as a powerful enabler for transforming and reusing materials to create new solutions that close loops."

“We’ve identified the major global issues relating to plastics, as well as industry trends and are focused on providing targeted solutions that signal both our confidence in plastic as a material and our aim to develop more sustainable and safer additive solutions within the plastic materials segments.” Keiser points out that SONGWON’s approach is a pragmatic one involving small but highly relevant steps over a period of time.

These include: automotive interiors, agricultural films, coatings manufacturing, flame retardant applications and collaborating for the circular economy.

Collaboration has enabled SONGWON to lead the way in sustainable packaging and label printing. Partnering with the German innovative packaging specialists, Berry bpi group, SONGWON is using specially developed heavy-duty PE-bags, made of recycled materials originating from different waste streams, including industrial printed bags that have already been used. SONGWON is one of the first chemical companies in the world to package its products in 20kg PE-bags made with 50% recycled PE, and the organization is aiming to increase this percentage to 80% without compromising the quality.

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