At Ineos’s new polymer pilot plant in Rosignano, Italy, opened today, products incorporating plastic waste will be developed and produced.
The plant will thus support a more sustainable and circular approach to polymer production, saving CO2 as well as directing plastic waste from landfill back into valuable polymer products.
The new plant is part of Ineos’s global €100m research and development program, which supports INEOS customers globally, and is a tangible demonstration of the company’s commitment to develop this technology to full commercial scale. Among the products to be developed at the site are lightweight car parts.
“This pilot plant will help to use more and more plastic waste for new high-value polymers which is the very core of the circular economy,” said Dr. Gerd Franken Chairman of INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe and Chairman of INEOS Polyolefins Catalyst.
Dr. Iain Hogan, CEO INEOS Olefins & Polymers South, expressed thanks for the widespread support across regional and local authorities. “This is an important investment in the Rosignano site and for the whole of INEOS O&P,” he concluded.
Earlier this month, Ineos Olefins & Polymers also introduced its new Recycl-IN polymer range containing up to 50% Post-Consumer Recycled plastic compounded with new highly engineered virgin polymers.