Under the new agreement concluded between recycled polyol producer Rampf Eco Solutions and multi-energy Repsol, Repsol is granted exclusivity throughout Europe to develop and construct new plants for the production of recycled polyols.
The agreement covers the analysis for the construction of new plants in Europe and the development of new polyols produced from different sources and qualities of post-consumer polyurethane waste. At Rampf, the manufacture of polyols from waste materials of polyurethane producers is already a core competence. The company has also developed chemical processes in which PET / PSA, other polyesters (PLA, PC, PHB), and renewable or bio-based raw materials such as vegetable oils are used as sources of raw materials for the manufacture of recycled polyols.
The agreement follows Repsol’s plans, announced in March, to build the first polyurethane recycling plant in Spain for the production of circular polyols from end-of-life mattresses. that will. That plant, with a processing capacity of over 2,000 metric tons of post-consumer waste per year, is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2022.
The partnership between the two companies bolsters the strengths of each, providing mutual benefits in terms of recycling know-how and polyol production capabilities and engineering. The aim is to expand and advance foam recycling technology across Europe.
The collaboration also demonstrates Repsol’s commitment to a more sustainable future. Already the company is transforming its seven industrial complexes in Spain, Portugal, and Peru industrial into multi-energy hubs capable of generating products with a low, zero, or even negative carbon footprint. It has set itself the goal of recycling the equivalent of 20% of its polyolefin production by 2030.
The present agreement, said the company, underscores its ambition to close these essential products’ recycling circle, by developing sustainable solutions for both the polyurethane converters and final consumers.