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Did you know that 60-80% of a component’s total CO2 footprint comes from the raw materials, before even reaching the end user? The calculator below allows you to by yourself easily simulate how much the climate impact is reduced when you replace a material with a climate-smarter polymeric alternative.

PIR = Post Industrial Recycled, HBK = High gloss PP.

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Contact us and we will be happy to explain our calculations and show you how we together can make your products more material-smart with the help of our more detailed calculation tool.

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Henrik helped a customer reduce not only
their CO2 footprint, but also their cost.

Henrik Palokangas, Sustainability Specialist for polymers.

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Aleksander helped a customer reduce their annual
emissions equivalent to what 200 cars emit per year.

Aleksander Kurszewski, Sales.

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Fredrik reduced the annual emissions for a well known,
global car manufacturer by 230 ton CO2-e.

Fredrik Holst, Product Manager Rondo Plast.

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The right material for the right purpose, lowers both costs and CO2-e

You can save both the climate and resources with material-smart decisions. How?

Material choices offer major possibilities both to lower your company’s climate footprint and also to save time and costs.

We have used scientific studies to develop a detailed calculation tool that our experts use to analyze your company’s material choices and can, together with you, calculate how can make your products more material-smart.

In the calculator above, you can simulate this calculation yourself and easily see the climate effect of your material choices.

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What do you know about smart material choices?
Test your knowledge here!

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Question 1 of 6

Do all plastics have the same climate impact?

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Question 1 of 6

Do all plastics have the same climate impact?

Answer: No!

Plastics are a huge material group with major differences between the basic chemistry of different types of plastic. However, all plastic materials share relatively low density, which is reflected positively in their climate footprints compared to other materials.

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Question 2 of 6

Which spatula is most material-smart, one made from stainless steel or a plastic one?

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Question 2 of 6

Which spatula is most material-smart, one made from stainless steel or a plastic one?

Answer: Plastic!

A frying spatula from heat-resistant plastic, reinforced with glass fibre, has half the climate impact of a spatula made from stainless steel.

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Question 3 of 6

Which material has the lowest climate impact per kilogram, zinc or polyamide?

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Which material has the lowest climate impact per kilogram, zinc or polyamide?

Answer: Zinc!

But the lower density of polyamide means that a comparison between parts of equal size, will result in polyamide having at least 60% lower climate impact.

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Is a recycled material always better than one based on virgin raw materials?

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Is a recycled material always better than one based on virgin raw materials?

Answer: No!

Choosing the most suitable materialtype can have a lower climate footprint than a recycled material of the wrong type.

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Question 5 of 6

Are recycled plastics of lower quality than virgin raw materials?

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Are recycled plastics of lower quality than virgin raw materials?

Answer: No!

Not necessarily. Different polymers have different properties and by choosing the material sources with care, we can match the properties of a virgin plastic.

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Question 6 of 6

Can you recycle black plastic?

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Can you recycle black plastic?

Answer: Yes!

Yes, you can. Black plastic can be recycled just like any other plastic. However, it can be difficult to automatically sort black packaging, depending on how the plastic has been coloured black.

Did you know that

60-80%

of a product’s total CO2 footprint comes from the raw material,
before it even reaches the end user.

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Did you know that

1.5 degrees

is the goal of global warming we must achieve according to the Paris Agreement.
Producers and consumers alike will need to contribute to meet this demanding objective.

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Did you know that

3 degrees

is the global temperature rise we are moving towards, with irreversible effects as a result.
We need to limit our emissions, for the sake of our future.

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Material-smart

Material-smart

When we speak of the word material-smart, we mean the best choice for each specific application, long service life, cost-effectiveness, and keeping the climate impact as low as possible. 

One key question is whether you currently adapt your material choices according to your design or the design according to the material? There are many opportunities to make smart choices.

Plastic can in many cases replace metal, wood, fibers or paper, resulting in major improvements in terms of the climate, costs and functionality.

Another possibility is to choose between a virgin raw material, a recycled material or a combination of both, depending on the requirement profile of the application, and still make significant CO2 savings.

To reach your environmental objectives

We use the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA ISO 14040) methodology to quantify the environmental aspects of existing or planned products.

This gives our customers correct and necessary information to be able to calculate their own environmental impact on the produced component and thereby increase their CO2 savings, which leads to them being able to achieve their environmental goals faster.

We can help companies make the optimal material choice with regard to current sustainability and CO2 footprint demands.

In short, it is good for you, good for your customers and good for our climate. In other words: a material-smart choice.

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