Chemical recycler Eastman will supply the processed PET to PepsiCo under a new take-back agreement.
Materials will come from Eastman’s planned third PET chemical recycling facility in the U.S., the location of which has yet to be announced, according to a report by energy market analysis firm ICIS, which cited Eastman’s third-quarter earnings information. Not.
Eastman didn’t provide exact amounts, but said the facility will be online by the end of 2026.
“Eastman has confirmed that the third methanolysis facility is planned to have an input capacity of 160,000 tonnes per year of difficult-to-recycle PET waste and a production capacity of more than 150,000 tonnes per year,” ICIS reports. the book says.
Eastman announced The 2019 methanolysis process targets hard-to-recycle plastics by using methanol at fairly high temperatures to reduce the plastics to their constituent monomers.
Eastman’s Q3 prepared a statement calling the agreement “an important milestone for Eastman’s circular economy platform.”
“We look forward to making progress on this project and two other molecular recycling projects in the coming quarters as we continue to prove to the world what is possible,” the statement said. .
The company’s Kingsport, Tennessee facility is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2023, and its Port Jerome-sur-Seine, France facility is on track to be completed. will be It will be operational by 2025. Eastman has a material supply contract with InterZero for its French facility. Several other companies, including P&G, Said Using the Eastman material.