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Covestro starts up compounding plant for polycabonates

The Shanghai facility for compounding polycarbonate from mechanical recycling is the first of its kind, according to Covestro.


Covestro has reportedly started up its first dedicated compounding facility for polycarbonates (PC) from mechanical recycling (MCR) at its integrated site in Shanghai, China. This plant is expected to produce more than 25,000 tonnes of high-quality polycarbonates and blends with mechanically recycled materials annually. Covestro says this is in response to growing demand for post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastics, particularly for applications in the electrical and electronic products, automotive and consumer goods sectors. Demand for such materials was growing strongly worldwide, driven by regulatory initiatives such as the European Union's proposed End-of-Life Vehicles Directive (ELV Directive), which sets strict standards for the use of recycled plastics. In addition, is said, there was also a growing demand for materials with a high recycled content in industries such as consumer electronics. "The launch of our MCR production line is another important step on our path to a circular economy and climate neutrality by 2035," sais Sucheta Govil, Covestro's executive vice president of sales and marketing. "Recycling plastic waste is central to achieving this vision, and by expanding our recycled plastics production capacity, we aim to lead the way in promoting sustainability across a range of industries."

  • Pressrelease Covestro (Oct. 18, 2023)
  • Photo: © Covestro

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