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- Technology review for chemical recycling and forecasts to determine where the market will go
- Regional trends for the use of chemical recycling, and the legislation that accompanies this
- Exclusive packaging recycling trends and the subsequent impact on chemical recycling.
Chemical recycling is now becoming a subject of discussion, but there is not one single approach to it, rather many.
Chemical recycling can safely provide a viable answer to the recycling of organic waste. Each of the various processes under discussion in this report is capable of reducing organic waste to its original petrochemical level, from which all plastics can be further produced. These materials can further be used for a wide range of end uses, in particular the packaging of both food-contact and other products.
Legislation is becoming increasingly strict with regard to food packaging; at this moment all legislation forbids recycled plastics to be used in food-contact applications. Non-food packaging is another matter and here the use of mechanically recycled polymers is considered acceptable.
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Who should buy the report?
- The legislation holding back the development of chemical recycling
- The economic viability of chemical recycling and the drawbacks of expanding the process
- The polymer types and subsequent technology for plastic packaging recycling.
The Smithers methodology
- Recycling companies
- Recycling equipment suppliers
- Raw material suppliers
- Analysts and consultants.
This report is based on extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research consisted of interviews with raw material suppliers, converters and experts drawn from key markets.
This was supported by secondary research in the form of extensive literature analysis of published data, official government statistics, domestic and international trade organisation data, company websites, industry reports, trade press articles, presentations, and attendance at trade events.
About the author:
Patrick Ellis has spent over 50 years working in the European plastics industry, in a variety of functions such as technical, marketing and management. He has worked for a number of multinational organizations, including Shell, Borg-Warner, Monsanto, Hercules, Himont, Neste and the RTP Company. He has also written a number of articles on a wide range of subjects, including PP metallocene catalysts and technologies and alternative sources of lower-alpha olefins.