Sme | October 27, 2020
In manufacturing, potentially flammable and hazardous chemicals such as acetone and isopropyl alcohol are often stored in 55-gallon or larger drums for dispensing into smaller containers or at the point of use. Given that many of these chemicals and branded formulations are flammable, hazardous, or potentially combustible, environmental, health and safety directors are often charged with the task of identifying the best type of pump for liquids that come in the door to ensure their workers return home safely. After all, the risks could not be higher for manufacturers. Utilization of the wrong type of pump or worse, employees tipping and pouring out contents, can be catastrophic. If toxic or highly flammable materials are accidentally released, there is sure to be a corresponding spike in worker injuries, catastrophic fires and even explosions.
Kraton | October 04, 2021
Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global sustainable producer of specialty polymers and high-value biobased products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, is proud to partner with Plastship by offering CirKular+™ performance enhancement and compatibilization additives on Plastship Additives Selector platform.
Plastship, a leading European platform for recyclate procurement, is a subsidiary of RIGK GmbH, a German recycling scheme operator with more than 25 years of experience in plastics recycling. The company leverages its qualified supplier network and online platform to simplify and increase recyclate procurement and foster the European circular economy. Plastship enables European converters and recyclers to find recycled materials and additives suited to their needs, ensures product quality, and certifies the recyclability of packaging and products. By joining Platship's Additive Selector platform, CirKular+ can further enhance the performance and processability of post-consumer and post-industrial resins and broaden PCR end-use applications.
"Kraton is excited to expand the promotion of CirKular+ solutions with our Plastship collaboration,The CirKular+ product line supports the plastic industry's needs to meet the tightening European regulations requiring sustainable products with improved environmental impact. CirKular+ additives provide innovative, cost-efficient solutions to recyclers, converters, and brand owners to increase and optimize recycled streams usage and achieve recyclable design. Collaborations like these are key to making a positive difference on our path to enhancing circularity."
-Anissa Brahmi, Kraton Specialty Polymers Sales Director, Europe.
Kraton developed and launched the CirKular+ product line in 2020 to support the plastics industry's commitment to sustainability and circularity through reuse, reduce, and recycling initiatives. With a holistic approach to the end of the product lifecycle, CirKular+ enables plastics upcycling and circular economy solutions, facilitating compatibilization and performance enhancement of versatile multi-resin post-consumer (PCR) and post-industrial (PIR) plastic waste streams in various applications.
CirKular+ is available for sampling, purchase, and technical inquiries on the Plastship platform. Order CirKular+ samples at www.plastship.com
"The Additives Selector enables us to showcase additives that can be used to further improve recyclate performance based on a selected material while predicting the performance effects of the material-additive combination,It was a great pleasure to develop the Additive Selector with industry leaders such as Kraton. At Plastship, we see this type of collaboration as a long-term alliance and the beginning of a promising journey."
-Andreas Bastian, Managing Director of Plastship
About Kraton Corporation
Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA) is a leading global sustainable producer of specialty polymers and high-value biobased products derived from pine wood pulping co-products. Kraton's polymers are used in a wide range of applications, including adhesives, coatings, consumer and personal care products, sealants and lubricants, medical, packaging, automotive, paving and roofing applications. As the largest global provider in the pine chemicals industry, the company's pine-based specialty products are sold into adhesive, road and construction and tire markets, and it produces and sells a broad range of performance chemicals into markets that include fuel additives, oilfield chemicals, coatings, metalworking fluids and lubricants, inks and mining. Kraton offers its products to a diverse customer base in numerous countries worldwide. Kraton, the Kraton logo, and CirKular+ are registered trademarks of Kraton Corporation, or its subsidiaries or affiliates, in one or more, but not all countries.
PureCycle | August 06, 2021
PureCycle Technologies, Inc. announces a strategic partnership with Gulfspan Industrial, LLC to build and reserve construction space in Beaumont, Texas for the fabrication of modular processing lines. Gulfspan's expanded capacity will help PureCycle's mission to grow its ability to recycle polypropylene (PP) into ultra-pure, sustainable plastic resin. This collaboration will also centralize and streamline PureCycle's module construction process, allowing the modules to be built and transported to sites across the world.
"Our partnership with Gulfspan sets another key foundational component for PureCycle to more efficiently implement and control our growth plan," said Dustin Olson, PureCycle chief manufacturing officer. "Streamlining the process of building and installing modular plants means we intend to build faster and more cost effectively, thereby allowing us to increase our recycling capacity. Our mission is to have every person, household and business view polypropylene as a sustainable resource. This partnership will help us accelerate PureCycle's role in achieving this goal."
Gulfspan Industrial is set in a cost-competitive and highly skilled labor market with key infrastructure available to support PureCycle's upcoming construction projects. Gulfspan is currently supporting existing strategic partners with the building of PureCycle's Ironton, Ohio plant and the pre-planning activities for the Augusta, Georgia cluster facility.
PureCycle uses proprietary super-critical solvent purification technology to recycle waste PP into ultra-pure recycled-PP (rPP) for applications spanning consumer goods, automotive, building and construction, and industrial uses. The company can process a wide range of waste PP with varying levels of contamination and effectively remove containments to create an ultra-pure polypropylene resin.
Construction on the flagship Ironton, Ohio recycling facility is well underway and expected to begin commercial production in the fourth quarter of 2022. PureCycle has already presold more than 20 years of rPP output from the Ohio plant and announced in July the location for the first cluster facility in Augusta, Georgia. This second location will have the capacity for up to five processing lines with the capability to produce up to 650 million pounds of rPP toward PureCycle's one-billion-pound goal. Engineering for the cluster facility was started in Q2 2021 with construction set to begin in Q1 2022.
About PureCycle Technologies
PureCycle Technologies LLC, a subsidiary of PureCycle Technologies, Inc., holds a global license to commercialize the only patented solvent-based purification recycling technology, developed by The Procter & Gamble Company, for restoring waste polypropylene (PP) into ultra-pure resin. The proprietary process removes color, odor and other contaminants from recycled feedstock resulting in ultra-pure polypropylene suitable for any PP market.