Elkamet Kunststofftechnik GmbH, a family-owned producer of extrusion profiles and plastic parts based in Germany,Â has elected to use Sabic's Lexan polycarbonate resin based on certified renewable feedstock in a number of end applications for the lighting industry.
In October 2019, SABIC launched its polycarbonate based on certified renewable feedstock – an engineering thermoplastic resin that is part of the company’s Trucircle solutions for certified renewable products. According to the company’s cradle-to-gate peer-reviewed LCA study, use of Sabic’s Lexan polycarbonate can potentially result in reductions in carbon footprint of up to 61% and fossil depletion reduction of up to 35%.
“Elkamet is the first in the lighting industry to offer an alternative for our customers in order to keep up with the trend towards more sustainability in the development of plastic components,” said Lukas Platt, Sales, at Elkamet. “Diffusors/covers are one of the biggest parts of a luminaire that are made of plastic. By producing them using renewable resources, lighting manufacturers can make a huge sustainability impact.
Elkamet has also been ISCC certified, in order to provide SABIC and Elkamet’s shared customers with consistent proof of a sustainable supply chain.