The new advanced recycling facility planned by China Tianying Inc. - CNTY - in Jiangsu Province will be based on the UpCycle process technology developed by Honeywell. At the plant, mixed waste plastics will be converted into recycled polymer feedstock for the production, among other things, new resins. CNTY, a listed company with international operations is active in zero-carbon clean energy technologies, smart urban environmental services, and resource recycling and recovery.
Its new facility will be the first to apply Honeywell’s UpCycle process technology in China. The planned facility, said the companies, will lay the foundation for further collaboration between the companies in the future. Going forward, CNTY intends to build additional waste plastics recycling plants, in which Honeywell’s technology will also be deployed. The companies will also explore potential collaboration in other fields, including waste plastics pre-treatment and pyrolysis equipment manufacturing.
Honeywell UOP will provide related engineering work and technical services for the project up to its startup and commissioning, and provide technical support services for the plant's operation, optimisation, monitoring, and maintenance during its lifetime. “We look forward to working with Honeywell on establishing a benchmark project in resource recycling,” said Yan Shengjun, Chairman of CNTY.
Utilising molecular conversion, pyrolysis, and contaminants management technology, Honeywell’s UpCycle process technology considerably broadens the selection of recyclable waste plastic, to include coloured, flexible, multilayered packaging and polystyrene - all waste that would otherwise go unrecycled. When used in conjunction with other chemical and mechanical recycling processes, along with improvements to collection and sorting, Honeywell’s UpCycle process technology has the potential to increase the amount of global plastic waste that can be recycled to 90%.
“Honeywell’s UpCycle Process Technology not only expands the types of recyclable plastics that helps close the loop within the plastics supply chain but also helps minimise consumption of fossil fuels over the course of virgin plastics production, reducing the carbon footprint,” said Vimal Kapur, president and CEO of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies.