UBQ to open new thermoplastic plant

UBQ Materials, a company that makes thermoplastics from waste products, plans to open its first large-scale facility in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands.

The company also plans to recruit 140 full-time employees, 80 in operator roles to work at the plant, which will become operational in 2023.

According to UBQ, the facility will have an annual production capacity of 80,000 tons from 104,600 metric tons of annual waste.

“The manufacturing industry has an opportunity to positively impact the world by transitioning to a new standard of sustainable materials and becoming a driving force for the circular economy,” said Jack Bigio, co-CEO and co-founder of UBQ Materials.