Ecological electric vehicle charging with mass balanced polycarbonate

Carga de vehículos eléctricos ecológica con Policarbonato de masa balanceada
13 January, 2022

The EVBox Group will use Covestro’s Makrolon RE polycarbonate, which comes from recycled waste and residues, for charging infrastructures.

In order to drive the transition to electric mobility, Covestro continues to develop innovative material solutions and has cooperated for more than 10 years with EVBox Group, a leading Dutch provider of full services for electric car charging. By using Makrolon RE, a mass balanced Polycarbonate (PC) resin certified by ISCC PLUS, both companies aim to achieve an even more sustainable solution.

The goal is to set a new standard for charging infrastructures: while electric vehicles no longer require fossil fuels for energy, both partners are now looking to conserve resources for charging stations and equip them with more sustainable materials. Joint developments are just beginning, but the ISCC PLUS certified Makrolon RE PC has already cleared a major hurdle: it meets the technical requirements of charging station manufacturers.

“It is important for us to think about the entire life cycle of charging stations from their development and design,” explained Wijnand Diemer, Senior Director of Product Management at EVBox Group. “These include circular materials as source materials, a modular design that makes repairs easy, and last but not least the remanufacturing of components and complete charging stations. We are pleased to have Covestro as a competent and reliable partner for this. “

Plastic sustainability
Makrolon RE series plastics come from recycled waste and waste. Like standard products, they are recyclable and durable. Some products are even carbon neutral from cradle to factory gate, thanks to the introduction of raw materials derived from waste and balanced biowaste and the use of renewable energy in the production process. This should significantly reduce your carbon footprint compared to standard rates.

For his part, Dr Niklas Meine from Electrical and Electronic Marketing, Engineering Plastics Segment, EMEA, at Covestro, added: “To meet technical requirements, special properties of materials are essential. These include impact resistance, color fastness and surface quality as characteristic traits that polycarbonates must meet in very different climatic regions, even outdoors. The key factor here is durability. Our Makrolon RE series offers excellent technical properties based on alternative raw materials, which allows significant savings in CO2 emissions from the production of the charging stations ”.

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