Neste and Fibrant feedstock helps Bugaboo launch ‘green’ stroller range
This has enabled the launch of an entire Bugaboo stroller portfolio made with bio-based materials.
The majority of the strollers’ plastic parts are made using DSM Engineering Materials’ Akulon® 100% bio-based B-MB polyamide 6 (PA6), which in turn is made using bio-based feedstock from Fibrant and Neste.
DSM Engineering Materials uses a mass-balancing approach with renewable waste and residue raw material to enable a ~75% PA6 carbon footprint reduction compared to conventional PA6 and up to 24% of the entire stroller.
Adriaan Thiery, CEO at Bugaboo, said: “Tackling the imminent climate crisis and all its consequences requires companies to take responsibility now – but no company can achieve a circular economy alone.
“By partnering along the value chain, we can benefit from innovative low-carbon emission solutions like bio-based PA6, which enable companies like Bugaboo to achieve our ESG goals, stick to our Paris Agreement targets, and move toward a circular, low-carbon economy.”
Roeland Polet, president DSM Engineering Materials, added: “As Bugaboo becomes one of the earliest pioneers of bio-based PA6, we’re very proud that our collaboration with Fibrant and Neste has produced such an innovative material.
“Collaboration remains key as we work toward the sustainable economy that consumers know we need, and sustainable circular solutions like our bio-based PA6 are practical ways for our partners to get ahead by realising their environmental ambitions while making positive impacts at scale. We’re looking forward to supporting many more of our partners as they follow Bugaboo’s example and lead the way toward a more sustainable society.”
Martijn Amory, CEO Fibrant, said : “Acting now is at the core of Fibrants’ commitment to climate neutrality. We are proud that by applying our EcoLactam® Bio in this cross-value-chain collaboration, we are enabling a significant and excellent-in-class carbon footprint reduction. This confirms our view that innovation and partnership lead the way to a sustainable future.”
Mercedes Alonso, executive vice president at Neste Renewable Polymers and Chemicals, added: “The cooperation with Bugaboo, DSM and Fibrant shows what joint efforts can achieve in our industry: a high quality, yet more sustainable product leading to significant reductions in our industry’s dependence on fossil resources.
“It shows once more that where there is a will to cooperate, there is change and it also is another example that change is possible in all kinds of industries and applications: Industry-wise, there are no limits when it comes to making polymers more sustainable.”