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Large-scale polyolefin recycling plant in Spain

Large-scale polyolefin recycling plant in SpainLocated between Barcelona and Tarragona: The Castellet i La Gornal site (Photo: GCR)In Castellet i La Gornal near the Spanish city of Barcelona, the countryâ??s GCR Group (La Bisbal del Penedà¨s; plans to commission a large-scale plant for recycling polyolefins next year. The facility, which will have a capacity of 200,000 t/y, is to be fully operational by 2025, according to the compound and recyclate manufacturer.
The products are to be marketed under the brand names Ciclic (polyethylene and polypropylene recyclates) and Granic (mineral-filled masterbatches) in more than 100 countries worldwide. Target markets include packaging, automotive, construction, and home and garden. GCR also provides contract manufacturing for food contact applications.
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The new production capacities will give the Spanish company a huge boost in growth. The combined output of the Ciclic and Granic ranges is to increase to 500,000 t/y. In addition to its headquarters in La Bisbal del Penedà¨s and the Castellet i La Gornal site, GCR has another branch in Barberà  del Vallà¨s. All three sites are located in Catalonia.20.10.2022 [251393-0]

Publication date: 20/10/2022


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