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LDPE compound containing post-consumer plastics waste

LDPE compound containing post-consumer plastics wasteRepsol's new LDPE compound can be used to produce transport shrink films that contain up to 30% post-consumer recyclate (Photo: Repsol)A new product has resulted from the collaboration between energy and petrochemicals group Repsol (Madrid / Spain; and packaging group Saica (Zaragoza / Spain; ? see of 07.11.2018. ?Repsol 50RX2805? is an LDPE compound containing 50% post-consumer plastics waste and is part of Repsol?s ?Reciclex? project. Recently, Saica launched a detergent tablet pouch made from rLDPE ? see of 08.07.2019.
The new material can be used in bundle shrink films as secondary packaging for transport of cans, bottles, bricks or cardboard boxes. Repsol says its 50RX2805 grade allows plastics converters to incorporate 25-30% post-consumer recyclate in the formulation of the final film, without altering mechanical properties. The Madrid-based group notes that this advances its commitment to a circular economy by putting solutions on the market that will generate additional demand for plastics recycling.
This is in line with Repsol?s voluntary pledge as part of the ?Circular Plastics Alliance? launched by the European Commission in December 2018 ? see of 13.03.2019.23.07.2019 [242895-0]

Publication date: 23/07/2019


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