London +4420 814 42225
Moscow +7495 543 9194
Kiev +38044 599 2950

Our Clients

Order Informer

Home > News >

Polystar Plastics develops next-gen PE from plastic waste

February 06/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- UK compounder Polystar Plastics has developed a new post-consumer waste polyethylene material containing up to 100% recycled materials, said Sustainableplastics.

PCWflexTM films incorporate UK sourced post-consumer waste (pcw), which is used to create the middle layers of a co-extruded film structure.

The company said it uses recipes that contain varying amounts of the recycled polymer to deliver the same robust performance, optical clarity and line efficiency as virgin grade PE.

The new grades can be applied across much of Polystars product range and are 100% recyclable.

Non-shrink films start at 30% but can contain up to 100% PCW polymers, while shrink film recipes can include up to 50% PCW polymers without losing any functionality.

"Our PCWflexTM films are some of the greenest products on the market. The development of this new material has been driven by customers who are under increasing pressure to reduce their carbon footprint and future tax liabilities," said Suchin Talwar, Polystars commercial director, commenting on the new product.

The materials, he said, significantly reduce the requirement for virgin grade PE.

Ethylene and propylene are feedstocks for producing polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP).

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 2,093,260 tonnes in 2019, up by 6% year on year. Shipments of all PE grades increased. PE shipments rose from both domestic producers and foreign suppliers. The estimated PP consumption in the Russian market was 1,260,400 tonnes in January-December 2019, up by 4% year on year. Supply of almost all grades of propylene polymers increased, except for statistical copolymers of propylene (PP random copolymers).
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PP, PE, compounding.
Category:General News
| More

Leave a comment

MRC help


 All News   News subscribe