Upcycling used water barrels into trendy suitcases
Covestro adopts advanced recycling technology to revitalize waste plastics, properly giving Nongfu Spring water bottles a second life. This offers the industry a lower footprint material solution, as well as promotes more sustainable development for more manufacturers. We will keep establishing more sutainability partners like Covestro in the future.
Polycarbonate material features rigid, lightweight, transparent, and resistant to high temperatures, while sharing a high degree of design freedom and could be created into various textures with different molds. ideally for more sustainable suitcases due to its lightweight, strong, and durable nature.
Meanwhile, PCR polycarbonates can also significantly reduce carbon footprint compared to virgin materials. The Ninetygo model features an outer shell made with Makrolon® 705 R50, with 50% PCR content from Nongfu Spring water bottles. This shell can reduce the product of carbon emissions by an estimated 35%, lower than a typical polycarbonate material for the same application.
Recycling of polycarbonate materials is an important task for us in advancing to a more circular and more sustainable economy. This cooperation with Nongfu Spring is a positive and innovative business model in which we develop new formulations and production processes to maximize the value of polycarbonate materials in the recycling process. With Ninetygo joining us, we broaden the application scenarios of recycled plastics, further enhancing sustainability. We will continue to innovate, unite upstream and downstream partners, and develop more sustainable solutions, to help drive China's circular economy into a new chapter.
Young consumers are now the largest buyers of eco-friendly and circular goods. These more sustainable suitcases align with the travel and lifestyle ambitions of the new generation of consumers for the Ninetygo brand. Covestro's CMF proposal was the source of inspiration for the product design, and offers travelers a new option for low-carbon travel and a better aesthetic experience.
- Help customers practice more sustainable development principles PCR materials are traceable and of high quality, effectively reduces carbon footprint and helps customers to address sustainability needs.
- Complement sustainability with CMF Design The transparent design of the suitcase surface promotes personality while maintaining the recycling process easier, improving the overall recyclability of the materials.
- Realize more PCR Material Applications Continue to strive for deeper cooperation with more ecosystem partners to build a recycling value chain with transparency and traceability, and to expand the application market of more sustainable material solutions.