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Ineos Styrolution, Polystyvert collaborate on polystyrene recycling process

February 03/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Ineos Styrolution, the styrenics subsidiary of Ineos, says it is collaborating with Polystyvert (Montreal, Canada) to convert post-consumer polystyrene (PS) into recycled PS resin using Polystyvertís dissolution technology, said Chemweek.

The companies have signed a joint development agreement for the dissolution process to convert waste PS into recycled resin. The process takes solid PS waste and dissolves it in a solvent, before processing and then separating the end-product from the solvent as a polymer for reuse, it says.

Polystyvertís purification technology ďoffers the ability to treat all types of feedstock, from industrial waste to post-consumer streams,Ē and can eliminate hard-to-remove contaminants such as pigments and brominated flame-retardants, Styrolution says. The recycled PS pellets can then be used to manufacture various categories of PS products, including food-grade applications, it says.

As MRC informed earlier, Ineos Styrolution plans to raise prices for acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) by 7 cents per pound (USD154 per tonne) from February 1. The company also sought a similar increase in ABS prices from December 15 by two of its brands. The intention to raise prices stems from rising raw materials and logistics costs associated with the production and supply of ABS, the letter said.

According to the ICIS-MRC Price Report, ABS imports to Russia grew by 4% in the first ten months of this year compared to the same period last year and amounted to 29,100 tonnes against 28,000 tonnes. The share of South Korean supplies amounted to 62% (18,200 tonnes) against 57% (16,100 tonnes)  in January-October 2019.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:ABS, PS, EPS, GPPS, HIPS, Ineos Styrolution, recycling, Canada.
Category:General News
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