A new partnership between Israel’s UBQ Materials and Polyram Group, a leading international supplier of high-performance thermoplastic compounds, aims to bring new sustainability solutions to market.
Polygram will incorporate the UBQ’s patented, thermoplastic, bio-based UBQ material into the formulations it develops both for the automotive industry and beyond.
UBQ is a sustainable, cost-effective functional resin substitute derived from unsorted household waste, including all organics. Fully recyclable, UBQ has already found application in various sectors, the company said. Its use contributes to the manufacture of durable products with reduced or even negative environmental footprints.
Materials created through this partnership offer significant environmental benefits, from replacing virgin materials to reducing emissions, all without compromising on functionality or profitability, said Albert Douer, chairman and Co-CEO of UBQ Materials. “We are bringing a remarkable value proposition to the market.”
Polygram is an international producer and supplier of high-performance thermoplastic compounds for durable industrial applications and products in a variety of industries including automotive, water irrigation, electronics and packaging.
“With growing concerns about climate change and resource availability, sustainability has become a priority for automotive manufacturers. Not only have consumers come to expect environmental consciousness, but legislation now demands it, such as the European targets for carbon neutrality,” said Yuval Peleg, CEO of Polyram Group.
UBQ is a certified B Corp with customers that include global retail solutions provider Mainetti, Daimler, the manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz, and Arcos Dorados, the world’s largest franchisee of McDonald’s restaurants across Latin America. UBQ is currently building its first industrial scale plant, which will have an annual capacity of 73,000 tons. Located in the Netherlands, the plant is scheduled to go into operation sometime in the forth quarter of 2022.
The new compounds created with Polygram will incorporate up to 40% UBQ loading and are aimed at clients that are looking to integrate circular solutions and carbon-reduced materials into product lines.