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Cooperation for chemical recycling

Ineos und Plastic Energy wollen in Köln Ende 2026 eine chemische Recyclinganlage in Betrieb nehmen.

Up to 100,000 metric tons of difficult-to-recycle end-of-life plastics are to be recycled annually at the planned plant, the two companies Ineos Olefins & Polymers Europe and Plastic Energy announced in a letter of intent. Production is to be located in Cologne, on the border with Dormagen and the Chempark located there. Plastic Energy's patented Tac recycling technology will be used. The process is said to make it possible to convert difficult-to-recycle plastic waste, which would otherwise be incinerated or landfilled, into the raw material tacoil. Plastic Energy's product was suitable for producing virgin-quality polymers. Production is scheduled to start in late 2026, the companies say. Rob Ingram, CEO Ineos O&P Europe North, said of the planned plant, "Chemical recycling is an essential part of the solution for converting plastic waste into materials that can be used for demanding applications. We believe chemical recycling needs to be done on a large scale to make the process environmentally and commercially viable." Using a mass balance approach, certificates from independent, third-party organizations would certify that fossil raw materials have been replaced with new, recycled materials, the collaboration partners explain.


  • (Dec. 5, 2022)
  • Photo: © Ineos

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