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Pilot plant for plastic recyclate to optimize circular economy


“The plant embodies the principles of the -platform founded by Borealis to research innovations in the field of circular plastics,” explains Lucrèce Foufopoulos, Borealis Executive Vice President Polyolefins, Innovation & Technology and Circular Economy Solutions. “We offer brand owners and converters high-quality recycled material that can be used for the most demanding applications.”

The facility can recycle both film and solid plastic household waste. And unlike many other recycling plants, it delivers advanced material solutions needed for plastics applications in numerous sectors, such as consumer products and automotive applications. With their high purity, low odor, high product durability and slight color variations, the recycled polyolefins meet customers’ quality criteria along the entire value chain.

The purpose of this demo plant is to manufacture products for brand owners and converters and to test and prove their suitability for the demanding applications. Successful technical implementation will form the basis for an advanced commercial-scale recycling facility.

“This facility is just the beginning of what is possible when key players in the value chain come together to make a truly sustainable, significant impact in the marketplace,” said Volker Rehrmann, Executive Vice President and Head of Circular Economy at Tomra. “Having just launched the new Circular Economy […]

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