PLA, a polymer that’s growing in popularity, is often marketed to brand owners for its biodegradability in commercial composting systems. Now, a plastics technology company has developed a chemical process for recycling the polymer.
Global petrochemicals company Total has partnered with a startup that dissolves and recovers EPS for recycling. Officials from both companies recently provided more details about the deal.
For more than two decades, Erema’s Laserfilter has been used to remove contaminants from polyolefin melt streams. A year ago, the company released a PET version, and the market interest has been strong, according to the Austria-headquartered company.