The new technology converts polyolefin waste into recyclates such as pellets. Borealis, together with its wholly owned subsidiary mtm-plastics (Niedergebra), wants to contribute to the supply of high-quality recycled materials and meet the increasing demand, so that manufacturers and brand owners can meet their voluntary obligations to increase the proportion of recycled materials in products and can fulfil their legal obligations. Borcycle was developed by Borealis and mtm-plastics as a scalable and modular technology. Composites produced with the process deliver high performance and are versatile. According to Borealis, product manufacturers in numerous industries shall be able to benefit from the reliable availability of high-quality recycled materials. As the first of a series of recycled polyolefins to be produced with the new technology, the company presents Borcycle™: a re-polyolefin that is to contain more than 80 percent recyclate and is intended for use in visible equipment parts. The material is particularly suitable for use in black visible parts, such as small household appliances. The new borcycle technology and other recyclate innovations are to be shown at K 2019 in October.
In addition, Borealis announced its intention to expand its cooperation with the Austrian machine manufacturer Erema. Both companies have signed a declaration to intensify their cooperation in the field of mechanical recycling. In order to accelerate the transition to plastics recycling, they want to further develop the technologies for mechanical recycling and optimise recycling processes.
- recyclingmagazin.de (27.6.201)
- Plasticker (25.6.2019)
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