Recycling Technologies has been selected as the recycling technology partner for INEOS Styrolution and Trinseo to build polystyrene (PS) recycling plants in Europe.
Using Recycling Technologies process, PS will be returned to its chemical building blocks before being polymerised again.
This will mean the recycled PS has identical properties to virgin material.
Recycling Technologies was picked styrenics supplier INEOS Styrolution and plastics manufacturer Trinseo as its technology was shown to produce highest yields and was the most scalable solution.
A pilot plant will be built in the UK in 2022 that will provide information and data related to the chemical recycling and operations to support future development of the commercial scale recycling plants.
INEOS Syrolution has previously announced plans to build a facility in Wingles, France. While Trinseo wants to build its own plant in Tessenderlo in Belgium. Both will convert 15,000 tonnes per year of PS into recycled styrene.
Recycling Technologies chief executive and founder Adrian Griffiths said: “Our collaboration with INEOS Styrolution and Trinseo is a strong recognition of our technology’s ability to make polystyrene circular. We look forward to working with these two global leading companies to build Europe’s first chemical polystyrene recycling facility.”