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BusinessVibes (www.businessvibes.com) organized rubber and plastics industry webinar showcasing industry updates, trends and challenges from industry bigwigs The British Plastics Federation, Plastics ...

BusinessVibes (www.businessvibes.com) organized rubber and plastics industry webinar showcasing industry updates, trends and challenges from industry bigwigs The British Plastics Federation, Plastics Europe - Association of Plastics Manufacturers, The Italian Plastics and Rubber Machinery Industry (Assocomaplast) and Malaysian Rubber Board

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  • Rubber and Plastics Webinar 21-09-2011
  • BPF OVERVIEW
  • The British Plastics Federation• Longest established plastics Trade Federation in the world• Unique in Europe due to diverse membership – Including materials, machinery and processors• Represent 75% of industry by turnover• 400 direct members, 1600 including affiliates – Covering 140,000+ staff
  • Group Structure
  • Memorandum of UnderstandingSigned MoU’s with…. – Organisation of Plastics Processors of India (OPPIA) – China Plastic Processing Industry Association – Plastindia Foundation – All India Plastic Manufacturers Association (AIPMA) – Vietnam Plastics Association
  • UK Plastics Industry Overview
  • The Plastics Industry in Great Britain• Plastics industry turnover £19 bn• Value of exports - £4.6 billion• Material Processed - 4.8 million tonnes• Plastics materials produced - 2.5 million tonnes• 25% of plastics products manufactured are exported• People employed - 186,000• Over 3,000 primary processors• 7,430 companies in the plastics industry
  • UK Plastics Consumption (ktonnes) 1973-2010600050004000300020001000 0 73 76 79 82 85 88 91 94 97 00 03 06 0919 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 20 20 20 20 Source: The British Plastics Federation
  • Location of Polymer Companies
  • Location of Plastics Companies Polymer Av. Employees Per Companies Employees Company North West 925 26500 29 North East 335 10500 31 Yorkshire and Humberside 735 18800 26 East Midlands 750 22400 30 West Midland 875 21000 24 East 775 19100 25 South East 915 19100 21 South West 675 13700 20 London 390 6100 16 Wales 445 11900 27 Scotland 345 9900 29Northern Ireland 265 7000 26 Total 7430 186000 Av = 25
  • UK Application Split For All Plastics Others 18% Medical 2% Packaging 38%Transport 7%Furn/House 7% Electrical 6% Construction 22%
  • Breakdown of Primary Processors in UK
  • UK Injection Moulding Industry £10 m + • 1,100 Injection Moulders in the UK 5% 12% • Machinery– 20,000 £5-10m approx. • No. Companies down £1 – 5 m < £ 1m around 13% in last 5 57% years • Total Turnover £2.826% billion approx.
  • UK Plastics MachineryProduction (million euro)
  • Buyers Guides – www.buyersguides.co.uk• Around 1000 of each guide distributed p.a.• Currently – Additives – Masterbatch – Recyclers – Moulders – Packaging Companies – Consultants – Equipment
  • • A History of Plastics• A-Z of Additives• A-Z of Polymers• A-Z of Plastics Processors• Plastics Translations• Key Plastics Applications
  • The Importance of a Common Life Cycle Assessment Methodology for Plastics Webinar BusinessVibes of 21st September 2011 Patricia Vangheluwe, Guy Castelan
  • Outline• Who we are• Early starters• Eco-Profiles & Environmental Product Declaration• Environmental Footprint of ProductWebinar BusinessVibes of 21st 20
  • Who we are• PlasticsEurope is one of the leading European trade associations with centres in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan and Paris.• We are networking with European and national plastics associations and have more than 100 member companies, producing over 90% of all polymers across the EU27 member states plus Norway, Switzerland, Croatia and Turkey.• The European plastics industry makes a significant contribution to the welfare in Europe by enabling innovation, creating quality of life to citizens and facilitating resource efficiency and climate protection.• More than 1.6 million people are working in about 50.000 companies (mainly small and medium sized companies in the converting sector) to create a turnover in excess of 300 billion € per year.• The plastics industry includes polymer producers - represented by PlasticsEurope, converters - represented by EuPC and machine manufacturers - represented by EUROMAP.• For further info see the web links: www.plasticseurope.org www.plasticsconverters.eu, www.euromap.orgWebinar BusinessVibes of 21st 21
  • A complex Industry Requires Common MethodologyWebinar BusinessVibes of 21st 22
  • Outline• Who we are• Early starters• Eco-Profiles & Environmental Product Declaration• Environmental Footprint of ProductWebinar BusinessVibes of 21st 23
  • PlasticsEurope Early Starters to ProvideEnvironmental Information About Plastics1990 : Decided to develop Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) data-sets for plastics materials  Eco-profiles1992 : Initial LCI methodology was developed1993 : First Eco-profiles published1995 : Workshop with various stakeholders  methodology update1999 : Eco-profiles available via the internet2004 : Eco-profiles updated into current format including flow sheet showing the integration of processes2006 : Development of Product Category Rule for Environmental Product DeclarationsWebinar BusinessVibes of 21st 24
  • Outline• Who we are• Early starters• Eco-Profiles & Environmental Product Declaration• Environmental Footprint of ProductWebinar BusinessVibes of 21st 25
  • Eco-profiles The Basis (‘foundation’) • Inventory building blocks for LCA - cradle-to-gate • European industry average data sets • Covering the major proportion of European production • Compiled by independent consultant • Reliable and accurate data • Updated ( depending on need and/or age) • Freely available on our website Eco-profiles — Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) Data Tier • Fuel consumptions • Raw material consumptions LCA 1 • • • Air emissions Aqueous emissions Solid wastes ExpertsWebinar BusinessVibes of 21st 26
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  • EPD’s Product Category Rule for uncompounded polymer resins to include the Impact Assessment: the type III environm. label Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) Metrics Tier • Climate Change, GWP Possible Additional Metrics • Ozone Depletion, ODP • Land Use B2B 2 • • • • Acidification, AP Nutrification, NP Summer Smog, POCP Resource Depletion • Water • Toxicity (Human, Eco) Eco-profiles — Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) Data Tier • Fuel consumptions • Raw material consumptions LCA 1 • • • Air emissions Aqueous emissions Solid wastes ExpertsWebinar BusinessVibes of 21st 30
  • Robust Eco-profile & EPD Procedure In Place Programme Mgr PlasticsEurope Qualified LCA & Reviewer & Member Co.s Consultant (DEKRA) Goal & Scope Definition Data Collection Life Cycle Modelling Facilitation Inventory & Project Mgmt Calculation Process Ownership Impact Calculation & Working Group Reporting Review Publication & Database MgmtWebinar BusinessVibes of 21st 31
  • Eco-profile&EPD Development StrategySystem for program management established  DEKRA• Major revision methodology document, after external consultation.• Working with several LCA consultantsContinous Update of Eco-profile in placeCooperation with EU JRC• LCI data supplier (25 datasets) to the European Platform on LCA (ELCD)• Plan to integrate our data in the ILCD data network  External reviewCooperation with UNEP/SETAC LCA initiativeWebinar BusinessVibes of 21st 32
  • Outline• Who we are• Early starters• Eco-Profiles & Environmental Product Declaration• Environmental Footprint of ProductWebinar BusinessVibes of 21st 33
  • Towards… Tier …Environmental Footprint of B2C* 3 Products Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) Metrics Tier • Climate Change, GWP • Ozone Depletion, ODP Possible Additional Metrics B2B 2 • • • • Acidification, AP Nutrification, NP Summer Smog, POCP Resource Depletion • Land Use • Water • Toxicity (Human, Eco) Eco-profiles — Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) Data Tier • Fuel consumptions • Raw material consumptions LCA 1 • • • Air emissions Aqueous emissions Solid wastes Experts * B2C: meant are the specifiers of consumer products, such as retailersWebinar BusinessVibes of 21st 34
  • EU Pilot Project: Product and CorporateEnvironmental Footprint • DG Env & JRC issued a call for volunteers, will commission a pilot study on the future product and corporate environmental footprint methodology  http://ec.europa.eu/environment/eussd/corpor ate_footprint.htm • PlasticsEurope set up a consortium of pilot partners: BASF, Südpack, RDC Environment, DEKRA Industrial, and ADEME (tbc) that was selected • Pilot tests runs July 2011 – Feb 2012. • Consortium partners will learn about EU footprint methodology, collect unique experiences with a food packaging case study, and assess the applicability of the method.Webinar BusinessVibes of 21st 35
  • ( ) WEB SEMINAR(September 21, 2011) SPEAKER: Mario Maggiani THE ITALIAN PLASTICS AND RUBBER MACHINERY INDUSTRY Mario Maggiani D.37Assocomaplast - Centro Direzionale Milanofiori - Palazzo F/3 - 20090 Assago - Milan - Italy - tel +39 02 8228371 - fax +39 02 57512490 - e-mail: info@assocomaplast.org – www.assocomaplast.org
  • (SINCE 1960 ) WEB SEMINAR(September 21, 2011) SPEAKER: Mario Maggiani ASSOCOMAPLAST • is a private organisation that since 50 years has been promoting the made-in-Italy plastics & rubber technologies • has about 170 Members • joins the Federation of Italian industries (CONFINDUSTRIA) and EUROMAP (Europe’s Association for Plastics and Rubber Machinery Manufacturers). D.38Assocomaplast - Centro Direzionale Milanofiori - Palazzo F/3 - 20090 Assago - Milan - Italy - tel +39 02 8228371 - fax +39 02 57512490 - e-mail: info@assocomaplast.org – www.assocomaplast.org
  • (OUT ACTIVITY ) WEB SEMINAR(September 21, 2011) SPEAKER: Mario Maggiani PROMAPLAST • organizes the second largest trade show in Europe. In 2009, PLAST hosted 1.478 exhibitors and 55.175 visitors. Next event is scheduled from May 8 to 12, 2012 • manages a training technical assistance center for Italian and foreign plastics converters.D.39 D.39 www.assocomaplast.org Assocomaplast - Centro Direzionale Milanofiori - Palazzo F/3 - 20090 Assago - Milan - Italy - tel +39 02 8228371 - fax +39 02 57512490 - e-mail: info@assocomaplast.org – www.assocomaplast.org
  • (OUR TECHNICAL MAGAZINE ) WEB SEMINAR(September 21, 2011) SPEAKER: Mario Maggiani PROMAPLAST publishes: technical magazine mailed to 8,000 Italian plastics and rubber converters (it has the widest national circulation) NEWS FOR THE PLASTICS AND RUBBER INDUSTRY WEEKLY E-NEWS FOR THE PLASTICS AND RUBBER INDUSTRYD.40 D.40 www.assocomaplast.org Assocomaplast - Centro Direzionale Milanofiori - Palazzo F/3 - 20090 Assago - Milan - Italy - tel +39 02 8228371 - fax +39 02 57512490 - e-mail: info@assocomaplast.org – www.assocomaplast.org
  • (ACTIVITY PROGRAM ) WEB SEMINAR(September 21, 2011) SPEAKER: Mario Maggiani • promotion of the Made in Italy • exhibitions, in Italy and abroad • market researches • technical and commercial support to plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers.D.41 D.41 www.assocomaplast.org Assocomaplast - Centro Direzionale Milanofiori - Palazzo F/3 - 20090 Assago - Milan - Italy - tel +39 02 8228371 - fax +39 02 57512490 - e-mail: info@assocomaplast.org – www.assocomaplast.org
  • (NOT ONLY FASHION AND DESIGN ) WEB SEMINAR(September 21, 2011) SPEAKER: Mario Maggiani Italy not only is the best in fashion and design… From the end of the Fifties, Italian plastics and rubber machinery manufacturers have been steadily at the top of the world ranking in this field with a share of about 13% out of the production value. D.42Assocomaplast - Centro Direzionale Milanofiori - Palazzo F/3 - 20090 Assago - Milan - Italy - tel +39 02 8228371 - fax +39 02 57512490 - e-mail: info@assocomaplast.org – www.assocomaplast.org
  • (MACHINERY MADE IN ITALY ) WEB SEMINAR(September 21, 2011) SPEAKER: Mario Maggiani Italian machinery manufacturers - which actually hold about 600 patents concerning plastics & rubber machinery and auxiliaries - offer a fully integrated approach to the customers for meeting individual requirement with reference to energy efficiency, to lower life time costs and environmental impact drastically.COMERIO ERCOLE D.43 Assocomaplast - Centro Direzionale Milanofiori - Palazzo F/3 - 20090 Assago - Milan - Italy - tel +39 02 8228371 - fax +39 02 57512490 - e-mail: info@assocomaplast.org – www.assocomaplast.org
  • (MACHINERY MADE IN ITALY ) WEB SEMINAR(September 21, 2011) SPEAKER: Mario Maggiani Experience, innovation, efficiency, quality and safety are offered by Italian machinery and original spare parts.SIPA D.44 Assocomaplast - Centro Direzionale Milanofiori - Palazzo F/3 - 20090 Assago - Milan - Italy - tel +39 02 8228371 - fax +39 02 57512490 - e-mail: info@assocomaplast.org – www.assocomaplast.org
  • (WORLDWIDE MACHINERY EXPORT ) WEB SEMINAR(September 21, 2011) SPEAKER: Mario Maggiani EXPORT TOTAL SHARES IN TOTAL (%)YEAR (million euro core machinery) D J I USA CHINA2005 13,725 27.2 15.1 10.8 6.1 3.22006 14,341 25.0 12.9 10.7 7.0 5.82007 15,260 25.0 10.9 12.3 6.5 6.92008 15,037 26.5 11.2 11.7 5.9 8.62009 10,811 24.4 10.7 11.2 7.5 9.0 D.45Assocomaplast - Centro Direzionale Milanofiori - Palazzo F/3 - 20090 Assago - Milan - Italy - tel +39 02 8228371 - fax +39 02 57512490 - e-mail: info@assocomaplast.org – www.assocomaplast.org
  • (ITALIAN SECTOR STATISTICS ) WEB SEMINAR(September 21, 2011) SPEAKER: Mario Maggiani(million euro) 2008 2009 2010 2011 (estimates)production 4,200 3,300 3,600 4,000∆% -1.2 -21.4 +9.1 +11.1import 607 480 565 600∆% -4.4 -20.9 +17.7 +5.9export 2,523 1,830 2,010 2,300∆% -8.4 -27.5 +9.8 +14.3domestic market 2,284 1,950 2,155 2,300 7.1 -14.6 +10.5 +6.7∆%trade balance +1,916 +1,350 +1,445 +1,700 -9.5 -29.5 +7.0 +17.6∆% D.46 Assocomaplast - Centro Direzionale Milanofiori - Palazzo F/3 - 20090 Assago - Milan - Italy - tel +39 02 8228371 - fax +39 02 57512490 - e-mail: info@assocomaplast.org – www.assocomaplast.org
  • (ITALIAN MACHINERY EXPORT ) WEB SEMINAR(September 21, 2011) SPEAKER: Mario Maggiani (%) 2008 2009 2010Europe 61.3 62.7 57.2- EU 45.7 47.7 45.5North America/Nafta 9.6 8.0 9.4Central/South America 6.8 7.7 10.2Africa 4.6 5.6 5.2Asia/Oceania 17.7 16.0 18.0TOTAL 100.0 100.0 100.0 D.47 Assocomaplast - Centro Direzionale Milanofiori - Palazzo F/3 - 20090 Assago - Milan - Italy - tel +39 02 8228371 - fax +39 02 57512490 - e-mail: info@assocomaplast.org – www.assocomaplast.org
  • (TOP TEN MARKETS ) WEB SEMINAR(September 21, 2011) SPEAKER: Mario Maggiani 2008 % 2009 % 2010 % 2011 % (January/June) Germany 12.6 Germany 15.4 Germany 15.4 Germany 14.9 Russia 8.9 France 6.7 China 6.5 France 6.7 France 6.7 Russia 6.2 France 5.9 China 6.2 USA 5.4 China 4.6 USA 5.6 USA 5.5 Poland 4.8 Spain 4.6 Brasil 4.9 Poland 5.0 China 4.5 USA 4.4 Russia 4.7 Brazil 4.4 Spain 4.5 Poland 3.9 Spain 4.3 Russia 3.8 Mexico 3.0 Turkey 3.7 Poland 3.8 Spain 3.7 Brasil 3.0 Benelux 3.2 Turkey 3.6 Turkey 3.7 Turkey 2.9 Brasil 3.0 Benelux 3.4 UK 3.0 others 43.7 others 44.3 others 41.9 others 43.1 TOTAL 100.0 TOTAL 100.0 TOTAL 100.0 100.0 D.48Assocomaplast - Centro Direzionale Milanofiori - Palazzo F/3 - 20090 Assago - Milan - Italy - tel +39 02 8228371 - fax +39 02 57512490 - e-mail: info@assocomaplast.org – www.assocomaplast.org
  • (SENTIMENT SURVEY ) WEB SEMINAR(September 21, 2011) SPEAKER: Mario Maggiani Forecast of turnover trend in July-December 2011 (compared to January-June 2011) 100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 32% 50% 20% 10% 0% 18% Increasing steady decreasing D.49Assocomaplast - Centro Direzionale Milanofiori - Palazzo F/3 - 20090 Assago - Milan - Italy - tel +39 02 8228371 - fax +39 02 57512490 - e-mail: info@assocomaplast.org – www.assocomaplast.org
  • (SENTIMENT SURVEY ) WEB SEMINAR(September 21, 2011) SPEAKER: Mario Maggiani Order collection in August 2011 (compared to July 2011) 21% 9% 34% 36% Increasing Steady Decreasing Sharp decrease D.50Assocomaplast - Centro Direzionale Milanofiori - Palazzo F/3 - 20090 Assago - Milan - Italy - tel +39 02 8228371 - fax +39 02 57512490 - e-mail: info@assocomaplast.org – www.assocomaplast.org
  • (SENTIMENT SURVEY ) WEB SEMINAR(September 21, 2011) SPEAKER: Mario Maggiani Top five destination countries of the Italian sector export (in August 2011) 13.8% 6.5% 6.5% 59.4% 6.5% 5.8% Germany United States Russia China Turkey other countries D.51Assocomaplast - Centro Direzionale Milanofiori - Palazzo F/3 - 20090 Assago - Milan - Italy - tel +39 02 8228371 - fax +39 02 57512490 - e-mail: info@assocomaplast.org – www.assocomaplast.org
  • (ITALIAN ORIGINALITY ) WEB SEMINAR(September 21, 2011) SPEAKER: Mario Maggiani Thank you! For more information: e-mail: info@assocomaplast.org telefax: +39 02 57512490 www.assocomaplast.orgD.52 D.52 www.assocomaplast.org Assocomaplast - Centro Direzionale Milanofiori - Palazzo F/3 - 20090 Assago - Milan - Italy - tel +39 02 8228371 - fax +39 02 57512490 - e-mail: info@assocomaplast.org – www.assocomaplast.org
  • SECOND FRONTIER OF SUSTAINABILITY IN RUBBER INDUSTRY: MALAYSIA ONLINE NETWORKING EVENT BY BUSINESSVIBES DATUK DR SALMIAH AHMAD Director General Malaysian Rubber Board
  • Malaysian Malaysian Rubber Rubber Rubber Research Research Exchange  Rubber Research Institute of and and Institute of Malaysia Developme Licensing Malaysia is one of (RRIM) nt Board Board the 3 organizations (MRRDB) (MRELB) merged to form MRB. RRIM was founded in 1925. MRB therefore has been involved in R&D activities for Put Logo LGM more than 85 years.  The findings of R&D activities are adopted by thePut Picture industry and this ensures theof Rubber continued Product Put Logo relevance or SMR sustainability of the industry to the economic growth of the country.
  • SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Sustainability is not only about environmental sustainability But to achieve a balance, interdependent and mutually reinforcing economic, social and environmental aspectsSustainable Development – Social Definition (People)• “Development seeking to meet the need of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet Environment Economy their own needs” (Brundtland (Planet) (Profit) Commission,1987) PERFORMANCE
  • SMALLHOLDERS ENJOYING BETTER INCOME Income of FELDA settlers planting rubber Felda Settlers holding size 4ha, Independent Smallholders holding Size 2.3 ha, Productivity 1,500 kg/ha Income SMR 20 2010 (RM) (sen/kg) Jan 2,504.90 994.38 Feb 2,538.43 1,010.13 Mac 2,608.41 1,038.00 Apr 2,646.32 1,045.55 May 2,263.49 919.60 Jun 2,330.17 932.45 Jul 2,316.69 915.00 Ogos 2,373.11 955.40 Sep 2,542.38 1,033.84 Oct 2,892.70 1,155.45 Nov 3,194.11 1,283.55 56 Dec 3,725.00 1,415.69PERFORMANCE
  • DIVERSIFIED DOWNSTREAM ACTIVITIES China Area Export 1.02 mil ha Cuplump SMR ROW* Compounded Export ChinaProduction Rubber Dry Rubber ROW* Goods Latex Gloves Latex Latex B.G 80% Latex Others Export 20% Imports Dry Rubber Total Capacity ENHANCED1,500,000 tonne TRADENote : * Rest of the World
  • NO DETRIMENTAL EFFECT TO ENVIRONMENT EVEN AFTER >100 YEARSEnvironmental Management in Rubber Industry  Appropriated regulatory measures in plac (Environmental Quality Act (1979) in Malaysia)  Established technologies for • effluent treatment, • air pollution and sludge treatment and • disposal sufficient to minimize environmental impact of rubber industryOther good features of natural rubber  Natural Rubber is inherently environmentally friendly (compared to synthetic rubber)  Positive Carbon Foot Print - 17,333 kg of CO2 is sesquertered/asborbed during the production of 1.2 tonne of SMR – reduce green house gases. PERFORMANC
  • The current Prime Minister of Malaysia wishes Malaysia to move from medium income to high income economy. Can rubber fit into this new strategic direction of the country? Especially in Malaysia, where the  plants are 95% owned by smallholders,  the trees are also old and  some percentage of the acreage has been converted to oil palmCriteria for Entry Point Projects (EPPs) where it is not easy to reverse the situation.1. GNI contribution 2. Job creation 3.Private sector driven
  • The 4 EPP are estimated to contribute GNI of RM 52.9 billion in 2020 GNI Impact, RM billion 6.0 52.9Incremental GNIContribution 20.75~ RM 34.4Billion RM 34.4 billion 2009 (current) Upstream Growth of Introduction Baseline 2020 GNI developments existing of new Growth downstream downstream products productsPERFORMANCE
  • R&D To Spearheading the Second Frontier of Sustainability (Optimization of Resources Utilization)SECTORS Optimization of Environmental Technological Institutiona resources Impacts development l changesUP  Clones with  GAP  Water-  SMH-STREAM higher productivity  Bio-fertilizer based Cooperative  Traceability stimulants s  AutomationMID  Recover high-  Recover  Use better STREAM value minor minor drying Integration components components techniques of upstream  Enforce high and recycle and quality cup-lumps water midstream or latex  Ekoprena/ (IPC) PureprenaDOWN  Enhance  Use • Low  CarbonSTREAM performance additives from energy Foot Print
  • SECOND FRONTIER OF SUSTAINABILITY : EXAMPLE 1Automatic Rubber Tapping System -ARTS TAPPINGARTS - Is supposed to automatically taprubber trees at pre-determined time andthe latex is pumped to a collectioncentre. LATEXOld rubber trees are also supposed to bereplanted with higher yielding clones LATEX CONCsuch as RRIM 3001 where the potentialyield is 3tonne/ha/year in contrast tocurrent 1.5tonne/ha/year. ARTS will also address the issues of  Labour – it reduce labour requirement (+ foreign labour) PRODUCTS  Shortage of latex - Produce more latex DISPOSAL  Reduce the physical burden especially to ageing smallholders – ARTS is equipped with collectionPERFORMANCE system
  • SECOND FRONTIER OF SUSTAINABILITY : EXAMPLE 2 Integrated Processing Center - IPC  Co-products in the process are processed into pharmaceutical products  value addition and TAPPING reduce waste or recycle processed water.  Land required for effluent treatment reduced. LATEX  Reduce cost IPC will also:-  Raw material to finished products LATEX CONC  give better return to smallholders  Later, the wood can be integrated  With the advancement in PRODUCTS biotechnology, the rubber trees may be genetically modified to produce pharmaceutical products or latex for very specific DISPOSAL application. PERFORMANCE
  • SECOND FRONTIER OF SUSTAINABILITY : EXAMPLE 3Ekoprena n Pureprena TAPPING Increase the functionality on rubber in order to enhance LATEX performances (value addition) But the LCIA of the EKOPRENA/PUREPRENA epoxidation process need to be evaluated Raw material for the PRODUCTS production of “green products” The product will have DISPOSAL better Carbon Foot Print PERFORMANCE
  • CONCLUSION • The Sustainability of the Natural Rubber Industry • Based on the acceptable definition of sustainability this paper demonstrated qualitatively (semi quantitatively) the sustainability of the rubber industry1 based on the impact on people, profit and planet (environment) after more than 100years involvement. • More Efficient Uses of Resources • There are of course areas that can be improved. Using a LCIA tools and based on knowledge gained through R&D, we realized there is a need to improve on the effectiveness in utilizing resource. We now realized basic resources such as water, air, land and materials need to be utilized more effectively. By improving or increasing our effectiveness in using resources we will not only2 reduce negative impact of our activities on environment but may also improve profitability and competitiveness. • Spearheading the Second Frontier of Sustainability • Defining effective utilization of resources as the second frontier of sustainability, MRB is spearheading the R&D activities in this area. Some of the examples were highlighted which include: • ARTS – which help to increase the production of latex and reduce labour,3 • Recovery of what used to be waste as “pharmaceutical” product – which help to increase value and reduce waste for treatment and • New green productPERFORMANCE
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