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Dow and Procter & Gamble develop chemical recycling process for PE

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The chemical company Dow and the consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) have signed a cooperation agreement for development.

According to the information provided, the two companies want to jointly develop a new dissolution process for the utilisation of plastic waste that is difficult to recycle. The focus is on polyethylene from household waste and solid, flexible and multi-layer packaging waste. The new technology should enable the production of high-quality recyclates and cause fewer greenhouse gas emissions than comparable processes using fossil raw materials. Dow and P&G intend to combine their expertise and already patented technologies for plastics recycling as part of the joint project. The agreement covers the entire development period up to the commercialisation of the new process. Dave Parillo, Vice President of Dow's Packaging & Specialty Plastics and Hydrocarbons division, said: "Dow is committed to developing circular solutions for plastic waste that will enable the recovery of high-value virgin plastics that are in demand by our customers, accelerating the establishment of a circular economy. We look forward to working with our partner P&G, which has similar sustainability goals and is equally committed to innovation."

  • (11.4.2024)
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