WASHINGTON, Pa. — Audia Elastomers, a global supplier of elastomer materials, will deliver a technical presentation on its OP line of thermoplastic elastomers based on marine waste plastics Dec. 15-16 at the Elastomers World Summit.
The online technical conference, sponsored by Smithers, brings together manufacturers, processors, end-users, designers and researchers for a summit-style technical discussion of elastomer materials, global markets, processing advancements and novel applications.
Anthony Marozsan, market development manager for Audia Elastomers, will discuss the new range of high-performance materials which increase the potential market for marine waste beyond basic PET fibers and containers and allow more brand owners the opportunity to help keep oceans clean and free from debris.
"The most important step in stopping and preventing ocean waste is intercepting waste before it ever enters the oceans or a waterway," Marozsan said in a statement. "A key component of this initiative is to create a market for recycled plastic from regions with poor existing waste infrastructure before it enters the ocean."
The OP line of elastomers tackles many of these issues with raw materials sourced from at-risk regions, upcycling used commercial fishing gear, and salvaging plastic waste from marine and beach clean-up efforts, Audia Elastomers said.
The presentation will address both technical and regulatory issues facing marine plastics.