Every Friday, students all over the world demonstrate against climate change and for more sustainability. It’s a topic that affects all aspects of life and business. From grocery shopping without plastic bags to CO2 compensation for flights. From electric vehicles to renewable energies. Sustainability is not just a trend anymore, it’s a value, and more importantly, it’s a global demand.
The plastics industry is deeply affected by this trend as well. While pessimists see the obstacles here, optimists spot the opportunities. New and innovative solutions are needed. Business concepts are changing from mass production to recycling. Compounds like Bioplastics, which used to be niche products, are now in high demand. Highly specialized performance and engineering compounds like FRTP or Polycarbonate are utilized as replacement for metal components in automotive construction. They weigh less than metal, and lighter cars consume less fuel, hence sustainability. The plastics industry is adapting, changing, evolving.
Over the last 70 years, BUSS has always moved with the times. Afterall, change is the only constant. Our new compounder generation COMPEO is proof of this. Three years ago, when we started developing the COMPEO, we realized that the demand for highly specialized compounds will constantly increase. While the quality standards for these compounds are very high, the amount and variety of additives make them expensive. The state-of-the-art technology of COMPEO allows efficient use of additives through controlled and thorough mixing at 15-30 % lower overall specific energy input. The energy for melting and mixing is provided almost entirely mechanically. Thanks to its modular machine design, the COMPEO compounder is highly flexible for a wide range of applications, like Bioplastics, Natural Fiber Compounds or FRTP. BUSS is ready for the coming changes and we are happy to contribute to a more sustainable future thanks to our efficient compounding technology.