A new grade of ARPRO® offering recyclate content with no performance loss or additional cost has been announced by JSP. The first EPP of its kind, it uses 15 percent recycled ARPRO content allowing users to fulfil recycled-material strategies and still enjoy the same strength, durability and moulding characteristics. Recycled Grade ARPRO is expected to be popular in the automotive and packaging industries where legislation and increasing customer demand for more recycled materials already exists.
This introduction of a recycled grade is only the latest example of JSP demonstrating how serious the organisation is about environmental responsibilities. “The launch of this unique grade follows our Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and the pan-European certification of ARPRO production to ISO14001,” says Paul Compton, JSP’s President and Chief Executive Officer - Europe. “Furthermore, JSP has taken the novel decision not to charge a premium for the additional processing required. We want all our customers to embrace the material and become early adopters of what we predict to be a growing trend. Key sectors such as automotive, packaging, and heating and ventilation are likely to be the first converts.”
To guarantee the recyclate material meets its stringent requirements, JSP will manage the recycling operation and is currently establishing collection points across Europe. Five strategically located sites in three European countries are already set up and JSP will be announcing further collection points over the next few weeks.
To further ensure success of the scheme, JSP is working closely with OEMs at the vehicle design stage to make extraction of ARPRO at the end of the vehicle’s life as cost efficient as possible. Innovative solutions such as quick release clips, a reduced number of inserts and improved marking are some of the ideas JSP is introducing. “By working in partnership with the OEMs and Tier Ones, we are increasingly able to provide solutions that save weight and cost, reduce environmental impact and help achieve ever increasing recovery rates at end of life,” concludes Compton.