Last year in October, Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) announced that it completed the first commercial-scale production of polyethylene from recycled mixed-waste plastics derived from chemical recycling. Since then, introducing in October, the company has received certification through the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification PLUS (ISCC PLUS) process and started marketing the product under the brand name Marlex Anew Circular Polyethylene. In addition, said CP Chem, it has signed a long-term supply agreement with Nexus Fuels LLC (Nexus) as its first supplier of pyrolysis oil.
The ISCC PLUS certification offers confirmation that Chevron Phillips Chemical meets the standards required to hold the certificate, providing customers of Marlex with added confidence in the certified circular product. Targeting an annual production volume of 1 billion lbs by 2030, the material is currently produced at CP Chem’s Cedar Bayou facility in Baytown, Texas. The facility is the company’s first to receive the ISCC PLUS certification.
Atlanta-based Nexus uses pyrolysis technology to convert difficult-to-recycle waste plastics into pyrolysis oil and has already begun supplying this to CP Chem for the production of Marlex Anew. Nexus, too, has successfully obtained ISCC PLUS certification, which, combined with Chevron Phillips Chemical’s ISCC PLUS certification, establishes Marlex Anew as an end-to-end certified circular product.