Environmental Responsibility

Environmental Responsibility

Fighting climate change

As global citizens, we here at HEXPOL Group are hard at work looking for ways to decrease our carbon footprint and to increase efficiency. We are committed to increased use of both recycled and bio based raw materials, among other measures that are climate positive.

Emissions to the Atmosphere

Climate Changing Gases

HEXPOL’s aim is to reduce the emission of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from energy consumption. The emissions result from the use of fossil fuels (oil, natural gas and propane) and purchased electricity. During 2022 the emissions were 108,900 tonnes (117,300). The indirect emissions through purchase of electricity dominated and accounted for 79 percent (85) of the total amount of carbon dioxide. In a five-year perspective the key performance indicator for carbon dioxide emission (tonnes CO2/net sales) has been reduced. 

  • The on-going energy-efficiency projects contribute to a lower carbon footprint.
  • The increased use of fossil-free electricity (Sweden,  Spain, Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic, UK, USA), and use of  biofuels (Sri Lanka), reduces the emissions of carbon dioxide.
  • Increased production, increased used of energy, and increased number of acquired facilities, will affect the carbon footprint in a negative way. Significant parts of the production take place in USA, Mexico and China. As a result our indirect emissions are highly affected by electricity that is produces from fossil sources (coal, fuel oil) in these countries.
  • Further installation of photovoltaic cells. 

other air emissions

Energy consumption gave rise to emissions of 15 tonnes of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. In total, there are about 2.9 tonnes of refrigerant installed at the production facilities. There were no significant emissions of such ozone -depleting and climate changing substances (F gases) during the year 2022. 

Innovative solutions generating green growth

Many of HEXPOL’s customers take actions to improve the environmental performance and reduce the carbon footprint of their products. Our capability to develop more environment-friendly polymer compounds and other products creates business opportunities, for example:


RheVision is a line of bio fiber reinforced polypropylene which use renewable natural fibers, for instance ground wood and coconut shells instead of traditional reinforcements such as talc, minerals and glass. All of the bio fibers used in RheVision are true waste products that are either traditionally burned or buried. The natural fibers can be combined with a
proportion of certified post-consumer polyolefin resin waste which takes the recycled content above 50 percent. The RheVision compounds are lightweight, environmentally friendly with a very unique  aesthetic quality. 

Dryflex Green TPE

Dryflex Green is a family of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) compounds containing raw materials from renewable resources such as plant and vegetable crops. By introducing raw materials that are derived from renewable vegetable crops, that are responsibly grown, the environmental impact is improved and the carbon footprint can be reduced. Currently a LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) is being  completed for Dryflex Green.


The product group HEXLIGHT (micro-dense materials) meets the requirements from the automotive industry concerning weight reduction. The density of the rubber profiles is reduced up to 30 percent. This contributes to lower fuel consumption in vehicles.


Envelopes for re-treading of automotive tires from Robbins prolong the life of tires and thereby reduce the environmental impact. Re-treading reduces the amount of oils, materials and energy to produce a tire.

EDPM Rubber

EPDM rubber with low electrical conductivity is something the automotive industry demands. The reason is that the risk of electrolytic corrosion occurs when the use of light aluminum and magnesium alloys increase in cars. Door strips containing this type of EPDM reduce the risk of corrosion.


Each HEXGREEN compound is a customized solution, specifically developed to meet the customer’s demand. It can be based on either bio-based, recycled or mass-balanced raw materials or on a combination of the categories. The combination possibilities are countless and keep growing, with an increased offer of alternative raw materials that become available.

Rubber Gaskets

Rubber gaskets that are used in plate heat exchangers saves energy worldwide. The gaskets also contribute to energy saving, less climate impact and secure handling of  chemicals and food products.

Thermoplastic Elastomers

Thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) are easy to recycle in closed-loop systems and are used in many applications, such as the automotive  industry. TPEs can also replace PVC in certain applications.


Another environmental innovation is non-halogen fire protection mixtures out of the HEXFLAME product family, which are also an alternative for non-halogen building applications.

HEXPOL Engineered Products

HEXPOL Engineered Products manufactures polyurethane wheels with long service life, thus reducing the need for replacement wheels. This lowers the consumption of materials and the amount of waste.

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