In its recent press release, BASF announced it would join the K 2022 trade fair in October 2022 and present its ‘Plastic Journey’ (MAKE – USE – RECYCLE) aimed at a more sustainable plastics (and rubber) economy.

Noteworthy, BASF's focus goes beyond plastics and touches other materials, including the topic of end-of-life tires.

At K 2022, BASF will also showcase a number of solutions to reduce the Product Carbon Footprint using renewable or recycled feedstock like in the case of the Styrenics portfolio in packaging and construction. BASF’s biomass balance certified materials are also used by customers from the furniture industry or by a safety shoe brand offering a carbon neutral safety shoe containing BASF’s biomass balance polyurethane certified according to REDcert2. Another important example how plastics and thereby consumer products can be manufactured more sustainably are outdoor pants made of raw materials obtained via the chemical recycling of end-of-life tires using BASF’s Ultramid® Ccycled™.

At K 2022, the company will show several examples of plastics being true performance materials for sustainability: from safe and durable polyamides for high-voltage components within the e-mobility charging infrastructure to enabling a green miniature circuit breaker (MCB) for the E&E business that uses a 100% recycled PA6 based compound using pyrolysis oil from end-of-life tires – without any compromise on the MCB’s robustness. BASF plastics also help improve energy efficiency, for example for customers in the refrigeration industry that face high requirements to achieve the highest energy label.

We would like to remind that BASF also has created a new process called ChemCyclingTM. During this process end-of-life tires are broken down into their original components, such as coke, gas, and oil through the process of pyrolysis.

To read more about the other breakthroughs to be exhibited during the K 2022 trade fair in October 2022, please read BASF's original press release.