New Guzzini drinkware made from INEOS Styrolution’s sustainable ECO materials

BASF to supply biomass balanced styrene as plastic feedstock
Completely certified production process

Fratelli Guzzini has today anounced it has selected a range of INEOS Styrolution’s sustainable NAS® ECO materials as materials of choice for its new range of drinkware solutions. NAS ECO is a styrene methyl methacrylate (SMMA) material, which is the result of a cooperation between INEOS Styrolution and BASF. It is built on BASF’s production of styrene monomer derived from renewable feedstock based on mass balance based processes. INEOS Styrolution uses the material as feedstock in its production of new sustainable styrenics solutions.
First customer in tableware and household appliances to benefit from the new solutions is Fratelli Guzzini, a world leading company in this sector.
Domenico Guzzini, President at Fratelli Guzzini, comments: “We are pleased to respond to the growing demand from our customers to deliver solutions with a significantly reduced impact on the environment.”
NAS ECO with significantly reduced CO2 footprint
BASF’s biomass balance (BMB) based styrene is used by INEOS Styrolution in the production of bio-attributed styrenics specialties, mainly transparent styrenics materials such as the company’s NAS® family of SMMA (styrene methyl methacrylate) products and the Luran® family of SAN (styrene acrylonitrile copolymer) products.
The end-to-end mass balanced based production of the new solution portfolio is certified by ISCC during BASF’s and INEOS Styrolution’s processes.
Mark Beitz, Head of Sustainability, R&D and Regulatory, at INEOS Styrolution comments: “The joint approach with BASF allows us to offer our customers solutions with a significantly reduced CO2 footprint that help them to deliver sustainable solutions to end users.”
(Bio)mass balanced styrene
To produce BMB styrene, BASF replaces fossil resources like naphtha or natural gas by renewable feedstocks derived from organic waste or vegetable oils. It is one way to produce styrene via a mass balance approach. Mass balance is a chain of custody model that keeps track of the total amount of (e.g., circular or other alternative) feedstock throughout the production process and ensures a proper allocation to the finished goods.


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