Essentra invests in new global Centre of Excellence to test the future of sustainable plastics manufacturing

Essentra, a leading provider of essential components and solutions, has created a new Centre of Excellence at its manufacturing and distribution site and UK headquarters in Kidlington to test and develop new materials that will in turn enable it to offer even more sustainable product ranges globally for its customers.

Testing will be conducted on both recycled content and various biodegradable and bio-based materials including bio-woods, nylon and Polylactic Acids (PLA) to see how they perform when replacing or added to existing resins used in the manufacture of plastic components. These innovative new materials can reduce the environmental and carbon impact of the products Essentra manufactures, and helps its customers reduce their own carbon footprint.

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