A partnership between Milliken & Co. of Spartanburg, South Carolina and PureCycle Technologies of Orlando, Florida, has produced the first fully sustainable polypropylene (PP) concentrate on the market, the companies say.
Both companies believe that based on PureCycle’s materials, the new concentrate expands the use of 100% recycled content and, when used in combination with PureCycle’s recycled PP, has approximately 35% more carbon footprint than virgin PP. produced less formulations.
The new concentrate is formulated using Milliken’s Millad NX 8000 ECO clarifier. An added benefit of using its purifier, according to the company, is the certified energy savings it enables, allowing the brand owner to display his UL Environmental Claim Validation label on injection molded parts. That’s it.
To produce the concentrate, Milliken supplied additives that play a key role in activating the recycled PP. PureCycle uses a patented recycling process licensed by The Procter & Gamble Co. to separate color, odor and other contaminants from raw PP materials, converting them into pure virgin-like resins Did. According to the companies, the concentrate enables the production of odor- and color-free parts, making the use of recycled PP a more attractive option for converters that can be used in a variety of applications.
PureCycle CEO Dustin Olson said: “For a breakthrough technology start-up like ours, we needed their help to establish a technological foundation. Their expertise and expertise in understanding, growing and developing our products Commitment is the differentiator of this partnership.”
At a press panel at the K 2022 fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, Olson said customers using PureCycle’s products don’t have to adjust their operations to accommodate them and use alternative recycled materials. I added that there are clear advantages compared to the case. Color or formulation adjustments to achieve an acceptable end result.