We have developed KPS ([Kyouka] = reinforced, [PS] = polystyrene), a new plastic material boasting excellent strength and durability. Typically used in plastic models, KPS is tough yet flexible, and is paintable as well as recyclable. Before the development of KPS, scraps of ABS resin were separated from other materials, and disposed of as industrial waste. However, KPS can now be recycled together with other PS scraps from the factory. The amount of KPS used as an ingredient is increasing annually, and is expected to reach approximately 2,160 tons in fiscal 2030. Plastic models made from recycled plastic are available at the Bandai Hobby Center and THE GUNDAM BASE, under the name “ECOPLA”
BANDAI SPIRITS will continue to develop next-generation plastics.