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Repsol, Acteco to increase mechanical recycling capacity for polyolefins in Spain

August 19/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Repsol (Madrid, Spain) and mechanical recycling specialist Acteco say they are partnering on a project to increase the production capacity for recycled polyolefins at Actecos existing facility in Alicante, Spain. No investment figure has been given, said Chemweek.

Recycled polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) from the plant will be used in Repsols circular polyolefins plastics range, which incorporates a percentage of mechanically recycled materials and is designed for high-value applications and high technical requirements, it says. Repsol has previously set itself a target of recycling the equivalent of 20% of its polyolefins production by 2030, and says it has now launched more than 200 circular economy initiatives to reduce its carbon intensity.

The two companies have been working together since 2018 to promote new circular economy models through the recovery of polymers at the end of their useful lives and their reuse for new added-value products for sectors such as automotive, healthcare, packaging, construction, and infrastructure.

The alliance with Acteco will support Repsol in reaching its commitments regarding recycled plastics and enable it to offer customers various grades of circular polyolefins that will allow them to increase the amount of recycled materials in their products, says Jose Luis Bernal, executive director at Repsol Chemicals.

Other circular polyolefins initiatives by Repsol include chemical recycling of low-quality plastics and the development of a technology for the recycling of polyurethane foam, it says.

According to MRC's DataScope report, PE imports to Russia dropped in January-June 2020 by 7% year on year to 328,000 tonnes. High density polyethylene (HDPE) accounted for the main decrease in imports. At the same time, PP imports into Russia rose in the first six months of 2020 by 21% year on year to 105,300 tonnes. Propylene homopolymer (homopolymer PP) accounted for the main increase in imports.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PP, PE, Repsol.
Category:General News
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