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Joint development to recycle polystyrene with Recycling Technologies

Joint development to recycle polystyrene with Recycling TechnologiesIneos Styrolution produced its first recycled PS in 2019 (Photo: Ineos Styrolution)Styrenics producer Ineos Styrolution (Frankfurt / Germany; and plastic recycling specialist Recycling Technologies (Swindon / UK; have agreed to promote the development of PS recycling in Europe. The UK company has already completed a detailed research and trial process with Ineos Styrolution. This activity included scientific research and processing of PS on Recycling Technologiesâ?? â??Mark IIâ? test reactor, which had produced â??excellentâ? results, a joint statement announced.
Both companies will now develop this depolymerisation solution based on the UK companyâ??s â??fluidised bedâ? technology, which is currently used for mixed plastics and will now be adapted for the commercial recycling of PS. The resulting rPS has the potential to meet the high specifications demanded for food packaging regulations, making it attractive to the food industry, the two companies said.
Adrian Griffiths, Recycling Technologies CEO, said the partnership will allow the UK recycling specialist to expand its feedstock recycling technology solutions to address the new and important PS recycling market.13.08.2020 [245707-0]

Publication date: 13/08/2020



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870292.