Dow and P&G collaborate to develop innovative polyethylene recycling technology – Press Release

Procter & Gamble (P&G) and DOW have teamed up to develop a new process aimed at recovering high-quality polyethylene (PE) from plastic waste that is difficult to recycle. The collaboration brings together the companies’ intellectual property in dissolution recycling, as well as their expertise in large-scale manufacturing and materials science.

The focus of the partnership is on PE, which can be extracted and used in various new applications once separated from other materials. Dissolution recycling involves using a solvent to separate a specific polymer from impurities found in complex plastic materials. In this collaboration, the companies will use this technology to recover PE from post-household plastic waste, including rigid, flexible, and multi-layer packaging.

P&G plans to use the recovered material in new packaging, promoting circularity and maximizing the use of resources. One of the main objectives of the partnership is to create a process that generates lower emissions compared to traditional fossil-based PE production or other advanced recycling technologies. The work has already begun and will continue until commercialization is achieved.

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