INEOS Styrolution reveals progress of ReSolve project on chemical recycling of polystyrene

September 25, 2019

INEOS Styrolution discloses the first results of the ResolVe project. This project addresses research related to the chemical recycling of polystyrene. The ResolVe project team now has proof of the concept of closed-loop recycling. The process converts waste polystyrene back to pure styrene via a depolymerization process, followed by a polymerization process resulting in a quality identical to virgin polystyrene. Polystyrene is one of the very few polymers that can be converted back into its specific monomer. Technical properties such as its low ceiling temperature enable recycling under conditions that can be achieved in a twin-screw extruder. The results show that polystyrene is very well recyclable.

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