PureCycle Technologies Partners with SK Global Chemical to Build a Polypropylene (PP) Recycling Facility in South Korea
- 17-Aug-2021 5:54 PM
- Journalist: Jaideep Kumar
Recently, PureCycle Technologies has signed an understanding with SK Global Chemical in a first step towards building a Polypropylene (PP) recycling facility in South Korea.
PureCycle’s technology involves recycling waste PP into Ultra-Pure Polypropylene Resin (UPRP). The PP recycled through this process can be used in various applications including absorbent hygiene and other consumer goods, automotive, building and construction, and industrial applications.
The company is capable of processing wide range of Polypropylene with different levels of contamination. In the recycling process the contaminants are effectively removed including colour and odour resulting is the formation of Ultra-Pure Polypropylene Resin.
The technology is based on global license for the solvent-based purification recycling technology which is developed by Proctor & Gamble. The benefits of this process are that the process produces pure like PP resin which has wide variety of uses.
The agreement will enable the development of solvent-based recycling operations in Asia-Pacific. the partnership will also help PureCycle attain its goal of recycling one billion pounds of Polypropylene globally.
Polypropylene is growing in demand globally due to rise in the demand of packaging. The global Polypropylene demand stood at around 90 million tonnes in 2020. The fact that more than 91% of Polypropylene is left unrecycled globally is an indicator of the need to invest more and more on PP recycling technologies.