Sustainability and Recyclability
12 October 2023

Climate change is increasingly impacting our daily lives, resulting predominantly from environmental pollution and the destruction of ecosystems that are fundamental to the planet, such as coral reefs or tropical forests.

By using recycled plastic, can encourage the reduction of waste and give “a new life” to a product that is no longer used, actively participating in reducing negative environmental impacts.

Carbon footprint, kilograms of CO² used in producing a product, can be used to measure the environmental impact of a given product. With that measurement, the life cycle of a given part or product can be analyzed. These tools allow us to assess if we’re successfully integrating used parts into the production of new ones, which allows us to add value to existing plastic parts by reducing the extraction of fossil fuels in their production.

Salmon, together with selected partners, now makes carbon footprint values available, allowing our customers to assess its products’ life cycle and the appropriate use of raw materials to reduce their carbon footprint. As a result, we can introduce products to the market that incorporate recycled plastics and reduce the product’s carbon footprint, while adhering to demanding regulatory standards.

We work with our partner KRAIBURG in the automotive industry, with polymers that already reduce the carbon footprint of vehicles by making them lighter. We can also now introduce grades that incorporate recycled plastics, further reducing the end product’s carbon footprint. Additionally, by using green electricity in its own production, Kraiburg further reduces the carbon footprint of its polymers.

In the footwear industry, together with our partner WANHUA, we offer solutions that partly incorporate non-fossil raw materials, while ensuring the same mechanical properties as those that use materials of fossil origin.

Salmon’s commercial team is available for any clarifications, and to present raw material solutions that meet market requirements and reduce our carbon footprint.