Tokyo, February 7th, 2024 — UBE Corporation (President: Masato Izumihara, hereinafter “UBE”) has announced that the European composite manufacturing base of the UBE Group, Repol S.L.U.*1 (hereinafter “Repol”; President: Bruno De Bièvre), has received recycled content certification for A2X25 MI H-4109, one of its PA66 polyamide grades DINALON®. This certification, granted by AENOR*2 (Spanish Association for Standardization and Certification) under the Standard UNE-EN15343 for plastics recycling traceability and assessment of conformity and recycled content*3, is a first certification in the UBE group and marks a significant yet essential step in promoting plastics recycling and traceability throughout the entire value chain. It contributes significantly to advancing the circularity of plastics.
AENOR has verified that the certified DINALON® polyamide grade, A2X25 MI H-4109, contains up to 30% of recycled material and this certification provides assurance for:
In the upcoming months, Repol intends to broaden the scope of certification to encompass additional PA6 products with a minimum of 30% recycled content, targeting industrial and automotive applications.
In the global context, and particularly within the European region, where plastic waste and its recyclability are one of the societal concerns, this achievement appropriately meets the needs of our customers, offering them a verified and reliable quality process. the UBE Group believes that this accomplishment is not only advantageous for our customers but also holds significant benefits for entire value chains, contributing to the advancement of plastic circularity.
By combining efforts with achievements such as receiving ISCC PLUS certifications and the OCS (Operation Clean Sweep) certification against the loss of plastic pellets, the UBE Group will continue to accelerate its actions in promoting a circular economy across the entire organization globally.