Spanish energy firm Repsol has recently obtained ISCC Plus certification for the first batch of its circular polyethylenes and polypropylenes, which the company says are commercially available for customers in Europe.
The company announced 25 Oct that its circular polyolefins are produced using oil from chemically recycled plastic waste not suitable for mechanical recycling, alongside conventional raw material.
The Madrid-based firm started its trial feeding of oil from chemically recycled plastics at its production facilities in 2015 and has now moved on to an industrial scale, the company statement added.
Repsol said it had obtained ISCC Plus certification for its complex in Puertollano, two hours to the south of Madrid, adding that certified materials offered the same quality and functionality as virgin polyolefins.
With the new circular polyolefins, Repsol said it had developed a new portfolio of products made from recycled material for “applications that demand high standards of hygiene and safety”, including food packaging.
Repsol is a key Spanish oil company which also manufactures markets a wide variety of chemical products, ranging from basic petrochemicals to derivatives.
The company has three petrochemical facilities in Europe: two in Spain, situated in Puertollano and Tarragona and one in Portugal in Sines.
Repsol was recognised by the EuPC (European Plastics Converters Association) as the Best European Producer of Polypropylene 2018, for the third year in a row.