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Procter & Gamble and Dow Chemical Partner to Develop Revolutionary Dissolution Recycling Technology for Polyethylene from Plastic Waste

BySamantha Jones

Apr 3, 2024
Dow and P&G collaborate to develop innovative polyethylene recycling technology – Press Release

Procter & Gamble (P&G) and the Dow Chemical Company have joined forces to develop a new technology for recovering high-quality polyethylene (PE) from plastic waste that is difficult to recycle. This innovative process combines the companies’ intellectual property in dissolution recycling, as well as their expertise in large-scale manufacturing and materials science.

The collaboration focuses 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 case, the solvent is used to break down rigid, flexible, and multi-layer packaging into its constituent parts, allowing PE to be recovered.

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 both companies are committed to continuing it until commercialization is achieved.

P&G plans to use the recovered material in new packaging, promoting circularity and maximizing the use of resources. By doing so, it hopes to reduce its environmental impact while also contributing to a more sustainable future for all.

By Samantha Jones

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