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Plastic Energy and Axens collaborate in advanced recycling of plastics
Source:Adsale Plastics Network    Editor:JK    Date:22.Nov.2021

Plastic Energy and Axens have announced the signing of a strategic collaboration agreement in the field of advanced recycling of plastics, to increase recycling and decrease plastic waste.


They will market and license Plastic Energy’s patented, industrially proven advanced recycling technology, which uses a thermal anaerobic conversion (TAC) pyrolysis process to recycle, end-of-life plastics that would otherwise be destined for landfill, incineration or end up in the environment. The plastic waste from Plastic Energy’s process is turned into raw materials that can be used to create virgin-quality polymers.


The partners will provide customers with technical and business case studies, basic engineering, technical services, proprietary equipment, complete modular units and support to operations, leveraging their complementary operational, licensing and engineering skills.


They will also be in position to propose and license a complete technological solution for the pyrolysis pathway, combining Plastic Energy’s recycling technology and the Axens Rewind Mix process for the purification of plastics pyrolysis oil.


"We are extremely glad to announce our strategic partnership with Plastic Energy, a major milestone in Axens’ ambition to develop and propose an extended portfolio of advanced technologies for the plastic circular economy," commented Jean Sentenac, Chairman and CEO of Axens. "Achieving a true circular economy of recycled polymers, including for food contact and health care grade, is a largely shared objective."


“I am delighted to announce this collaboration agreement with solution-provider Axens to expand our patented and proven advanced recycling technology globally,” said Carlos Monreal, CEO of Plastic Energy. “The operational experience that Plastic Energy has gained over the last 5 years from our current recycling plants in Spain sets us apart in the market and will be invaluable to our new licensing customers.”



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