Neste, Borealis and Covestro join forces to close the loop for automotive industry

The Netherlands – Neste, Borealis and Covestro join forces to enable the recycling of discarded tires into high-quality plastics for automotive applications. When no longer fit for use, tires are liquefied by means of chemical recycling and then processed into base chemicals and further into polycarbonates of high purity. These can then be used in […]

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Borealis invests in recyclate-based polyolefins compounding line in Belgium

Belgium – Borealis invests in a semi-commercial demonstration recyclate-based polyolefins (rPO) compounding line in Beringen, Belgium. The line will use Borealis’ proprietary technology to transform mechanically recycled post-consumer waste into high-quality rigid polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) materials. Capable of processing a broad range of recyclate flakes from both PP and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) waste […]

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BlueAlp builds advanced plastic recycling plant for Italian waste processor

The Netherlands – Dutch innovative company BlueAlp is to join forces with Italian waste processor Recupero Etico Sostenible (RES) to build Italy’s first advanced plastic recycling plant. The two parties expect to commission the plant by mid-2026. Under the agreement between the two companies, BlueAlp will provide a technology license and handle the engineering, procurement […]

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New study in Japan to accelerate chemical recycling

Important milestone Plastic2Chemicals project Indaver

Belgium – Indaver has successfully made the first products at its new pre-treatment facility in Willebroek. Pretreatment of plastic waste streams is essential in the recycling process, especially for plastics that cannot be mechanically recycled, the company says. Indaver wants to make these end-of-life waste plastics suitable for chemical recycling. The pretreatment process consists of […]

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Circtec and bp sign eight-year offtake and €12.5M funding agreements

United Kingdom –  bp has signed an eight-year offtake agreement with Circtec, a technology company that develops and operates innovative pyrolysis chemical process technology and whose plants convert hard-to-recycle waste tyres into renewable drop-in marine fuel, and circular naphtha petrochemical feedstock. Under the agreement bp is committed to purchasing up to 60,000 tonnes per year […]

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