More sustainable plastics for all segments

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Plastics are versatile materials used in various sectors and applications. In fact, it’s hard to find situations in life where plastics play no role at all. Plastics pack the food we eat, store the shampoo we use, comprise the toys our children play with. The cars we drive are furnished with plastics, life-saving medical devices are made of plastics and plastics improve the clothes we wear.

Along the road to more sustainable plastics, we must consider applications where we can reduce our usage of plastics and where we can reuse materials. Where we cannot reduce, we need to make sure plastics are made from more sustainable, non-fossil materials. 

Our Neste RE solution can help with that - across all segments.

Neste plastics for packaging.

Food & beverage: how to make packaging more sustainable

Looking to make food and beverage packaging more sustainable without compromising on quality and safety? Neste RETM can do just that: Neste RE is a renewable and recycled alternative to fossil materials in the production of plastics.

Deliciously sustainable

Food-contact packaging is among the most demanding plastic applications. Materials need to meet strict quality standards to ensure hygienic and safe storage. At the same time, the packaging must provide convenient storage and presentation of goods. 

Neste RE is made of 100% renewable and recycled materials, cutting the reliance on fossil crude oil in the production of plastics. Ready for use within the existing production infrastructure, it allows for a gradual switch to more sustainable materials. Most importantly, products made with Neste RE are of identical quality to those made from conventional fossil materials: they are safe to use, provide the same properties and are well suited for sensitive applications - yet, they come with reduced climate impact.

Already today, Neste RE is used in clear cups, coffee capsules, plastic wrapping, food packaging or bottles. 

Neste plastics for medical applications.

Medical applications: sustainability in healthcare

Do strict approval processes for new products hinder the transition to more sustainable alternatives for medical plastic applications? It does not have to be complicated if our drop-in solution Neste RETM is used.

Sustainable in a heartbeat

High-quality plastics play a crucial role in medical applications. However, strict demands on hygiene, safety and performance make it challenging to replace existing solutions with more sustainable alternatives. Neste RE offers an alternative for crude oil based plastics, while maintaining all the benefits of the products such as quality and safety - and meeting all the specifications for plastics used in the healthcare sector. 

Neste RE is made of 100% renewable and recycled materials, cutting the reliance on fossil crude oil in the production of plastics. Ready to use within the existing production infrastructure, it allows for a gradual switch to more sustainable materials. Most importantly, products made with Neste RE are of identical quality to those made from conventional fossil materials: they are safe to use, provide the same properties and are well suited for sensitive applications - yet, they come with reduced climate impact. 

Neste RE is already in use in the medical sector - for example in catheters, eye drop containers and laboratory equipment. 

Neste plastics for cosmetics.

Personal & home care: sustainable alternatives for consumers

Personal and home care applications are seeing a strong demand for more sustainable alternatives driven by end consumer preferences. Neste RETM makes it possible to cut the use of virgin fossil raw materials in the production of plastics and chemicals, enabling a more sustainable future for personal and home care products.

A fresh and clean approach to sustainability

Polymers and chemicals play a crucial role in personal and home care applications. They provide convenient and brand-enhancing packaging, while contributing to safe and high-performing formulations.

Neste RE is made of 100% renewable and recycled materials, cutting the reliance on fossil crude oil in the production of plastics and chemicals. Ready to use within the existing production infrastructure, it allows for a gradual switch to more sustainable materials. Most importantly, products made with Neste RE are of identical quality to those made from conventional fossil materials: they are safe to use,provide the same properties and are well suited for sensitive applications - yet, they come with reduced climate impact. 

Neste plastics for automotive sector.

Automotive: drop-in solution for more sustainable plastics

The automotive industry is undergoing a transformation to more sustainable manufacturing, lower emissions and more environmentally friendly carbon footprints of their products. Given their lightweight and versatile properties, plastics play a growing role within the automotive industry.

Pedal to the metal towards sustainability

An average car comes furnished with 200 kg of plastics*. How can this be made more sustainable? One answer is Neste RE. For brands and manufacturers looking for more sustainable alternatives, it offers a solution to accelerate the transition towards circularity.

Neste RE is made of 100% renewable and recycled materials, cutting the reliance on fossil crude oil in the production of plastics. Ready to use within the existing production infrastructure, it allows for a gradual switch to more sustainable materials. Most importantly, products made with Neste RE are of identical quality to those made from conventional fossil materials: they are safe to use, provide the same properties and are well suited for sensitive applications - yet, they come with reduced climate impact. 

Recent automotive applications utilizing Neste RE include interior trims for doors as well as dashboards. 

* Chemistry and Automobiles, American Chemistry Council, 2023, https://plasticmakers.org/resource/chemistry-and-automobiles/

Home: Make yourself feel home with more sustainable homeware

From iconic furniture pieces to functional fixtures, plastics and chemicals play an essential part in the design and production of interior environments and home accessories. Plastics have brought a whole new level of creativity to furniture design.

My home is my more sustainable castle

However, turning comfy and convenient spaces also into more sustainable domestic environments sets high demands on material choices. Neste RE is one way to do so through smarter sustainable material choices. 

Neste RE is made of 100% renewable and recycled materials, cutting the reliance on fossil crude oil in the production of plastics. Ready to use within the existing production infrastructure, it allows for a gradual switch to more sustainable materials. Most importantly, products made with Neste RE are of identical quality to those made from conventional fossil materials: they are safe to use, provide the same properties and are well suited for sensitive applications - yet, they come with reduced climate impact. 

Construction: More sustainable solutions

It is difficult to imagine buildings and other structures without polymers. Whether in insulation, flooring, windows or ventilation and water pipelines versatility and durability as well as a wide range of applications have led to polymers playing an increasingly important role in construction.

A bedrock for sustainability

While safety and quality are key to choosing the right construction materials, holistically sustainable solutions add requirements on responsible material choices. As a drop-in solution that comes with increased sustainability without compromising on safety, durability or quality, Neste RE can be a go-to solution for the construction industry. 

Neste RE is made of 100% renewable and recycled materials, cutting the reliance on fossil crude oil in the production of plastics. Ready to use within the existing production infrastructure, it allows for a gradual switch to more sustainable materials. Most importantly, products made with Neste RE are of identical quality to those made from conventional fossil materials: they are safe to use, provide the same properties and are well suited for sensitive applications - yet, they come with reduced climate impact. 

Early use cases include plastic natural fiber-reinforced polymers that are used for various applications, e.g. posts for fences. 

Electronics: Towards more sustainable solutions

Safety, functionality, performance - these are the crucial ingredients for electronic applications. Polymers are playing their part in improving these properties in many devices - in addition to providing leeway in their design.

Charging sustainable solutions

A holistic perspective on the products’ life cycle impact is increasingly important as consumers are paying more and more attention to the sustainability of products and making responsible purchasing decisions. Neste RE can enable brands to offer their customers just that: responsible choices. 

Neste RE is made of 100% renewable and recycled materials, cutting the reliance on fossil crude oil in the production of plastics. Ready to use within the existing production infrastructure, it allows for a gradual switch to more sustainable materials. Most importantly, products made with Neste RE are of identical quality to those made from conventional fossil materials: they are safe to use, provide the same properties and are well suited for sensitive applications - yet, they come with reduced climate impact.

Fashion: enabling more sustainable styles for the future

The fashion industry has been in the sustainability spotlight for some time now. Sustainable sourcing and manufacturing have only grown in importance over the years. Environmental impact seamless fit here.

Sustainable style

Reducing the climate impact of synthetic materials while maintaining durability, functionality and wearability benefits is the challenge ahead. Neste RE can help brands and players within the fashion industry strike the balance there.

Neste RE is made of 100% renewable and recycled materials, cutting the reliance on fossil crude oil in the production of plastics. Ready to use within the existing production infrastructure, it allows for a gradual switch to more sustainable materials. Most importantly, products made with Neste RE are of identical quality to those made from conventional fossil materials: they are safe to use, provide the same properties and are well suited for sensitive applications - yet, they come with reduced climate impact.

Toys: produced with more sustainable materials

Plastics used for toys must meet the highest safety, durability and quality standards. Polymers play a dominant role in a wide range of toys, from building blocks to sand toys, from figurines to dolls. The toy industry needs to find more sustainable plastics choices to reflect changing consumer preferences.

Play the sustainability game

Toys are subject to tight regulation to ensure the safety of children - and changes in materials are under exceptionally close scrutiny. Neste RE offers a way to make the switch to more sustainable plastics without jeopardizing regulatory compliance.

Neste RE is made of 100% renewable and recycled materials, cutting the reliance on fossil crude oil in the production of plastics. Ready to use within the existing production infrastructure, it allows for a gradual switch to more sustainable materials. Most importantly, products made with Neste RE are of identical quality to those made from conventional fossil materials: they are safe to use, provide the same properties and are well suited for sensitive applications - yet, they come with reduced climate impact.

Sports: more sustainable alternatives for sport clothing

It’s hard to imagine modern outdoor and sports clothing and equipment without the benefits of polymers: Polymers and synthetic fibers add substantial functionalities to technical wear and sports equipment enabling them to perform in the toughest conditions. But can they also perform the transformation to more sustainable materials?

Game, set, sustainability

A change in materials may often include a change in properties, functionality, or design. This is not the case with Neste RE. 

Neste RE is made of 100% renewable and recycled materials, cutting the reliance on fossil crude oil in the production of plastics. Ready to use within the existing production infrastructure, it allows for a gradual switch to more sustainable materials. Most importantly, products made with Neste RE are of identical quality to those made from conventional fossil materials: they are safe to use, provide the same properties and are well suited for sensitive applications - yet, they come with reduced climate impact. 

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