Green driving: Nexeo Plastics is paving the way with sustainable mobility solutions

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In the ever-evolving landscape of automotive manufacturing, Nexeo Plastics is leading the way in driving sustainability with our portfolio of sustainable materials, which includes the latest innovations from our suppliers. We want to revolutionize the path, from encouraging customers to use bio-based plastics to helping customers achieve their carbon neutral goals.

Let’s discuss the details of our sustainable solutions and their crucial role in shaping the future of mobility.

Embracing sustainability in response to environmental challenges

The automotive industry is at a crossroads as it tries to respond to global environmental challenges and adopt more sustainable practices. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are now prioritizing reducing their carbon footprint through Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs and seeking to achieve end-of-life recyclability goals. While legislation mandating EPRs is being developed specifically for EV battery manufacturers and packaging manufacturers, we expect this trend to spread to other automotive segments.

Our sustainable solutions aim to cover the entire spectrum of goals that our customers pursue. We want to help customers minimize dependence on traditional plastics, reduce their own and their customers’ CO2 emissions and, in general, help everyone reduce their impact on the environment. Carbon mass balance, circularity or a combination of both have become the main philosophies in the industry, and Nexeo Plastics has product solutions for every approach.

Key features and benefits

Currently, the sustainable options that are typically most attractive to automotive OEMs include a variety of raw materials and engineered bio-based plastics, sourced directly from renewable sources such as sugar cane, or through the mass balance approach using ISCC PLUS certifications for existing products . Both methods are often ideal for ensuring compatibility with existing production processes for seamless integration. And the result? A reduced carbon footprint throughout the vehicle life cycle, meeting end-of-life recyclability targets, and improved brand image and consumer appeal through sustainability initiatives.

The distinguishing features of Nexeo Plastics

What distinguishes Nexeo Plastics? We have access to both emerging and existing sustainable material options from major industry suppliers. With global ISCC PLUS approved facilities, we can maintain the chain of custody for certification from our global suppliers to our customers.

In conclusion, Nexeo Plastics drives change by providing sustainable solutions that not only meet the needs of the present, but also pave the way for a greener and more sustainable future in the mobility industry. We are happy to answer any questions you or your customer may have. Join us on this journey to sustainable mobility!

Taylor Burnham, healthcare and sustainability product manager, Nexeo Plastics

Christian M. Sodeikat, End Market Manager – Mobility, Nexeo Plastics