SABIC Resin Enables Reusable Chopsticks | November 17, 2008 Issue - Vol. 86 Issue 46 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 86 Issue 46 | p. 26 | Concentrates
Issue Date: November 17, 2008

SABIC Resin Enables Reusable Chopsticks

Department: Business
Credit: SABIC
Credit: SABIC

The Japanese tableware maker Sanshin Kako is using Valox iQ resin from SABIC Innovative Plastics to produce reusable plastic chopsticks as an alternative to disposable wooden ones. According to SABIC, Japan's waste incinerators dispose of 68.5 million chopsticks every day. The polybutylene terephthalate chopsticks have the additional benefit of being made with terephthalic acid recovered from the recycling of polyethylene terephthalate bottles.

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