How INEOS Styrolution and TUPLUS, a high-end luggage manufacturer, have joined forces to reduce the carbon footprint of suitcases by selecting a recyclable plastic which already contains mechanically recycled post-consumer plastic waste.

INEOS Styrolution’s Terluran® ECO GP-22 MR50

The TUPLUS luggage brand stands for stylish, functional luggage. The company combines industrial design with premium materials and hardware to produce suitcases that suit the modern traveller. Finding the right materials to meet not only those criteria, but to also reduce the carbon footprint of its products and promote a more environmentally conscious mode of travelling does not happen by chance.

Recycled and Recyclable

Terluran® ECO GP-22 MR50 – the material chosen by TUPLUS – is the result of a conscious decision on the part of INEOS Styrolution to meet the INEOS’ pledge to incorporate at least 325kt/year of recycled materials into its products. It is a fully recyclable ABS* grade containing 50% recycled post-consumer waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The material was intended to address application designers of new household and electronics applications.

Terluran® ECO GP-22 MR50 is the result of a conscious decision on the part of INEOS Styrolution to meet the INEOS’ pledge to incorporate at least 325kt/year of recycled materials into its products.

Style, functionality and positive environmental impact

As well as meeting the functionality and design criteria set by TUPLUS and retaining the properties of ABS grade plastic (including high impact resistance, high quality surface finish), the use of such a product has helped the company to contribute to its recycling and CO2 reduction targets.

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*ABS plastic is an impact-resistant thermoplastic and amorphous polymer composed of Acrylonitrile, Butadiene, Styrene

About INEOS Styrolution

INEOS Styrolution is the leading global styrenics supplier, with a focus on styrene monomer, polystyrene, ABS Standard and styrenic specialties. With world-class production facilities and more than 90 years of experience, INEOS Styrolution helps its customers succeed by offering solutions, designed to give them a competitive edge in their markets. At the same time, these innovative and sustainable best-in-class solutions help make the circular economy for styrenics a reality. The company provides styrenic applications for many everyday products across a broad range of industries, including automotive, electronics, household, construction, healthcare, packaging and toys/sports/leisure. In 2020, sales were at 4 billion euros. INEOS Styrolution employs approximately 3,600 people and operates 20 production sites in ten countries.