Shaping future performance
Our sustainable solutions area focuses on products and services which help shape future performance for our customers and markets, by providing sustainable environmental and social benefits.
Beyond lightweighting and durability benefits, our PEEK and PAEK polymers continue to offer reduced cycle times (with the potential for quicker manufacturing), as well as the associated properties that make our polymers one of the highest performing materials available.
Our customers continue to specify our polymers in many of their applications, whether it be in Aerospace to ‘fly lighter’, in Automotive to ‘reduce wear’ and ‘improve durability’, in Electronics to deliver ‘thinner, smaller and smarter’ devices, in Energy to ‘improve durability’ and ‘recover more’, or in Medical applications to help address an ageing global population. The demands on material performance across our markets remain strong. Achieving higher performance with less continues to be important, less material, less energy, less waste, less noise, less time and less cost. This requires innovation in developing solutions for our customers and markets.
As we move further downstream – beyond manufacturing polymers – into selected semi-finished products, our inherent innovation capabilities offer us the potential to deliver further performance and sustainability benefits for our customers and markets. We are already moving close to becoming carbon neutral (through the CO2 savings our polymers deliver, offsetting the CO2 produced in our manufacturing operations), following on from our independent review of the methods of measuring CO2 savings.
To find out more, see our Sustainability section of the Annual Report.