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Braskem, Agilyx explore PP advanced recycling project in North America

December 18/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Agilyx (Tigard, Oregon) and Braskem say they are studying the feasibility of an advanced recycling project in North America that would provide feedstock for polypropylene (PP), said Chemweek.

Agilyx would provide the recycling technology, and mixed waste plastic would be sourced through Cyclyx International, a feedstock management company founded by Agilyx in June 2020. Advanced, or chemical, recycling would allow Braskem to convert waste plastic into circular PP with properties identical to virgin material.

"Braskem is committed to evolving its feedstock portfolio to leverage more sustainable input sources and is currently evaluating various supply agreements and innovative projects to drive this shift,Ф says Mark Nikolich, CEO of Braskem America.

In late November, Toyo Styrene said it is on target to bring online a new polystyrene (PS) recycling plant based on Agilyx's pyrolytic depolymerization technology in early 2022. In September, Styrolution and Americas Styrenics (AmSty) announced plans build a 100-metric tons/day PS recycling facility in Channahon, Illinois, using the Agilyx technology. In May, Lucite International announced an exclusive agreement with Agilyx to use the technology for the chemical recycling of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA).

According to MRC's DataScope report, Russian companies increased external purchases of polypropylene in November, imports reached 20,400 tonnes against 17,900 tonnes a month earlier. Thus, overall PP imports into Russia reached 202,000 tonnes in January-November 2020, compared to 167,400 tonnes a year earlier. Purchasing of all grades of propylene polymers in foreign markets increased, with homopolymer PP imports accounting for the most noticeable rise.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PP, MMA (metilmetakrilat), Braskem, recycling.
Category:General News
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