Hexpol TPE released their 2020 Impact Report. It is the first report of its kind from the company. Energy usage is one of the areas the company is tackling. Work involving surveys and measures to increase efficiency continued in 2020 as well as investment in energy efficient equipment and infrastructure. The report includes performance over a three-year period. There was a reduction in energy consumption of 4,345 MWh from 2019 to 2020, despite an increase in total volume produced. The Hexpol TPE companies work within the ISO 14001 and/or ISO 50001 frameworks and from 2021 all European sites are using 100 % renewable electricity. Water consumption and waste generation also showed a downward trend for 2020. Recycling rates have increased by more than 70 % from 2018 to 2020.
Material and technology developments are also covered in the report. Applications using biobased, bio-composites and TPEs with recycled content are included, highlighting possibilities with renewable and non-virgin polymer materials.