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UL Helps Plastics Recycler Meet Demand for Safe Recycled Materials in Asia Pacific Region with Certifications for Safety

With UL’s certifications for sustainability and safety, MJ Materials has established itself as a trusted source of recycled plastics for manufacturers seeking to use more sustainable materials.

September 28, 2021

MJ Material is a recycler of waste plastic based in Malaysia. Using advanced automatic regeneration processes, automatic sorting systems and polymer modification technology, MJ Material is dedicated to developing recycled plastics that protect the environment, convert waste into usable resources and conserve energy. In order to ensure the integrity and safety of recycled plastic materials generated in their facility, MJ Materials decided to pursue third-party certification from the global safety science leader, UL. To validate the source and quantity of recycled plastic, UL evaluated MJ Materials’ recycled plastic using the UL 2809 Environmental Claim Validation (ECV) Procedure for Recycled Content. Following the rigorous validation process, UL validated more than two dozen of MJ Materials’ recycled plastic materials, each containing between 50% and 99% post-consumer recycled content, depending on the material.

Yet validating the recycled content in their plastics was only the initial step. The company also understood that ensuring the safe performance of recycled plastics would be critical to earning trust in the marketplace. Manufacturers transitioning from the use of virgin materials to recycled materials need to trust the new material and ensure it can perform well and safely in the wide range of applications for which it is used.

For this reason, MJ Materials decided to have several grades of their recycled plastics tested to UL 746D, the Standard for Safety for Polymeric Materials – Fabricated Parts, which involves testing of several batches to determine consistency in the final product. For recycled products with untraceable sources, a complete series of flammability, ignition, tensile strength, impact strength, thermal softening and dielectric strength tests were conducted for five production batches. UL File E475037 in UL Product iQ® contains the list of MJ Materials’ recycled products that have been evaluated in accordance with UL 746D Standard.

“With UL’s certifications for sustainability and safety, MJ Materials has established itself as a trusted source of recycled plastics for manufacturers seeking to use more sustainable materials. This is a milestone is driving demand for recycled plastic in the Asia Pacific region and will be an important step toward a more circular economy,” said Doug Lockard, vice president and general manager, Retail and Consumer Products, UL.

“MJ Materials is proud to be a pioneer in bringing sustainable, high performance recycled plastics to market. We will continue to innovate and deliver solutions that are more sustainable and protect people and the environment,” said Weng Wen Bin, managing director of MJ Materials..

With this ECV, MJ Materials’ validated products can also help contribute to LEED credits for green building projects. A comprehensive list of validated plastic materials from MJ Materials will be listed on UL SPOT, the largest credible sustainable product database. 

For more information about UL 2809 ECV or other services, visit https://www.ul.com/services/recycled-plastics-solutions.

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