Sustainable: The new FIBAREC masterbatch series from Finke
FIBAREC masterbatch series based on rPET (PCR) – Ecologically and socially sustainable
With the new FIBAREC masterbatch series, Finke has developed a product line that meets the increasing demand for sustainable coloring systems for plastics. As carrier polymers for the FIBAREC masterbatches, Finke uses both recyclates from household waste, so-called post-consumer recyclates (PCR), and recyclates obtained from production waste in industry. The FIBAREC masterbatches available to date are based on rPET. They can be processed in the same way as masterbatches based on virgin material.
The coloring of PCR plastics is always a challenge. The main reason for this is the inherent color of the PCR material. This can also vary from batch to batch. It is essential to take this inherent color into account when setting color shades. For this, intensive communication between our customer and the experienced Finke colorists is crucial for the success of the coloring project.
With the new FIBAREC masterbatch range, Finke is taking a further step towards sustainability and social responsibility. Already in September 2014, Karl Finke GmbH & Co. KG received certification from TÜV Nord of its compliance with the requirements of ISO 14001 and 50001.
In 2018, Finke was rated “Silver” for the first time by EcoVadis, the second best of five rating levels. It is proof that Finke meets the criteria prescribed in the Corporate Social Responsibility(CRS) analysis system for the areas of environment, labor and human rights, as well as ethics and sustainable condition.
At Fakuma 2017, Finke presented its first FIBAPLAST masterbatches for coloring bioplastics.
Thus, the FIBARECmasterbatch series is a further step towards sustainable coloring of plastics.