2010-2011 Gestora Catalana de Residuos - Granic (Chemical , plastic): Life Cycle Assessment and carbon footprint of 10 products of plastic masterbatch.


“Thanks to the study we have been able to identify rigorously the advantages of our innovative products, some of them made ​​from recycled plastic and mineral content, compared to traditional ones. We have been supplied with useful information in a very convenient format that  we will use to promote our products among our customers. "

Víctor Oliva, commercial director and head of R&D at Gestora Catalana de Residuos.

The challenge of our client

Gestora Catalana de Residuos, owner of the brand Granic ®, has two production plants plastic masterbatch . The company has two business lines: production of plastics made ​​from recycled post-industrial plastic and production of plastic masterbatch with mineral filler incorporated in their composition. The aim of the company is known, using the LCA methodology, the environmental performance of different types of masterbatch that they produce and compare the environmental benefits as a result of using recycled plastics or mineral filler as raw material compared to the use of virgin materials.

A second objective is to communicate the environmental profile of its products by obtaining environmental labels (Carbon Footprint according to PAS 2050 and environmental product declarations according to ISO 14025)