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Pilot plant for plastics recyclates starts operation

Borealis and Tomra aim to produce high-quality recyclates in quantities of interest to bulk buyers.

In the joint project, Borealis and Tomra say the pilot plant for mechanical recycling of films and household plastic waste is an important prerequisite for accelerating the shift to a circular economy in the coming years. The plant, jointly operated by Tomra, Borealis and waste management company Zimmerman, is expected to supply brand owners as well as converters with high-quality recyclates, including for demanding applications such as consumer goods and automotive. Borealis is according to the given information contributing knowledge in the areas of innovation, recycling and compounding to the project and is responsible for the commercial success of the plant. Tomra would be contributing its process and market knowledge, and Zimmerman is responsible for plant operation and product quality. Consumer goods manufacturers Procter & Gamble and Henkel are reportedly already interested in the recyclates.



  • (9.3.2021)
  • Photo: © Tomra

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