Recom in Saudi Arabia and Masterpak Nile in Egypt increased production of calcium carbonate fillers by over 56% in 2016, under the MicroMB brand
. Sister companies used 46% - 12,074 MT of the total 26,204 MT - of calcium carbonate produced to replace virgin masterbatches.
Calcium carbonate fillers offer faster heating and cooling, speed film converting, and increase output, reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions coherent with UN SDG12
(Target 12.2) to achieve sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.
Masterpak Nile also began producing talc filler in 2016 for softer surface films.