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Styrolution receives funding for new styrenics recycling research

October 22/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Styrolution has received Belgian government funding for new research into the potential recycling of styrenics using dissolution technology, said Chemweek.

The styrenics subsidiary of Ineos says it will be contributing to the Remove2Reclaim project, which is researching the recycling of plastics and titanium dioxide using advanced dissolution and separation techniques for plastic additive removal. No financial details were given.

The project involves several leading research institutes in Belgium, with the aim of developing solvent-based extraction routes to remove additives such as titanium dioxide from different polymer matrices. Targeted polymers include polystyrene (PS), high-impact PS, and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), according to Styrolution. The potential dissolution process will complement existing mechanical and depolymerization recycling projects, rounding up the understanding of the broad range of recycling technologies available for styrenics, it says. The research project is funded by the Flemish Agency of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

As MRC reported earlier, in September, AmSty announced that it had joined Ineos Styrolutions plans to build in Channahon, Illinois a 100-metric tons/day recycling facility based on the same technology.

According to ICIS-MRC Price report, October prices of Russian PS continued their upward trend. A shortage of material remained in the domestic market. Traders said Nizhnekamskneftekhim reduced its offer prices for this month's PS purchases to 40%. October prices of Nizhnekamskneftekhim's GPPS grew for the agreed with buyers quantities to Rb89,000-95,000/tonne CPT Moscow, including VAT, whereas HIPS - to Rb93,000-99,000/tonne CPT Moscow, including VAT.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PS, Styrolution, recycling, sustainable development.
Category:General News
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