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Milliken joins PP recycling coalition in US

September 11/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Milliken (Spartanburg, North Carolina) says it has joined the Polypropylene Recycling Coalition (PRC), an industry collaboration launched in July by The Recycling Partnership (TRP) aimed at improving recovery and recycling of polypropylene (PP) in the US, according to Chemweek.

The company says it will tap into its material science expertize to help the coalition increase the supply of high-quality recycled PP, including funding the PRCs efforts to enhance PP recycling infrastructure in the US, establishing consumer education programs that encourage curbside recycling, and offering its product portfolio to packaging producers looking to use recycled PP material. Up to 1.6 billion pounds/year of PP could be available from single-family homes in the US for potential recycling into new products, according to the TRP, a non-profit organization.

The coalition aims to improve PP recycling by awarding financial grants for waste sorting equipment and supporting consumer education programs and research, with the goal of making it easier for PP to be recycled and ensuring more recyclers can sort waste material at their facilities.

Joining the coalition will add a new dimension to our goal to boost plastic circularity - which includes maintaining a robust portfolio of additives and modifiers, says Allen Jacoby, senior vice president/plastics additives at Millikens chemical division.

As MRC informed before, in August 2019, Milliken & Company unveiled plans to construct a new, state-of-the-art chemical manufacturing plant and knowledge center in Asia. Expected to begin operations in Q1 2021, the facility expands Millikens chemical manufacturing footprint to support increasing demand across Asia, including rapidly growing markets in India and China. The company currently operates an applications lab and technical service and sales office in Singapore, and recently celebrated its 20-year presence in the region.

We also remind that at Hispack 2018 trade fair in Spain, Milliken Chemical showcased containers of NX UltraClear polypropylene (PP) made using its Millad NX 8000 clarifier, and highlighted why that material is the preferred solution for packaging.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, overall PP production in Russia increased in January-July 2020 by 24% year on year to 1,063,700 tonne. ZapSibNeftekhim accounted for the main increase in the output.

Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance peoples lives since 1865. The company creates coatings, specialty chemicals, and advanced additive and colorant technologies that transform the way we experience products from automotive plastics to children's art supplies.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, recikling, packaging, thermoformed containes, Milliken, Russia, USA.
Category:General News
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