P&G & PureCycle Invent Breakthrough Technology to Revolutionize Plastics Recycling
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P&G andáPureCycle Technologies recently hosted aáribbon-cutting foráaáplant thatáwilláuse aáP&G-invented technology withátheápotentialátoárevolutionize plastics recycling. P&G scientists figured outáaáway toárestore recycled polypropylene plastics toáôvirgin-likeö quality.
Theánew plant (located ináHanging Rock, Ohio) willáleverage theápatented technology born ináP&Gĺs corporate R&D labs. P&G has licensed theátechnology toáPureCycle, aáportfolio company ofáInnventure, aáWasson Enterprise Partnership thatácommercializes disruptive technologies.
Revolutionize Plastic Recycling Industry
Kathy Fish, P&G Chief Technology Officer, said:
Science andáInspiration BehindátheáBreakthrough Technology
Recycling is aávitalápart ofáwho we are asáaácompany, butáitĺs also aávery complexásystem. Aáfew years ago, Dr. John Layman, aáSenior Scientist ináP&Gĺs R&D division atátheáwas given theátask toáincrease theáamount ofárecycled plastics used ináP&Gĺs products andápackaging.
Afteráanalyzing andátesting countless samples ofárecycled plastics fromávarious suppliers, Layman andátheáR&D teamárealized thatátheápoor quality ofárecycled plastic was theábiggest challenge preventing P&G fromáusing more. Withátheáaimátoáimprove recycled plastic quality, they developed aápurification technology andáworked witháInnventure toábring it toálife.
Layman, who is now aáSection Head ináCorporate Research andáDevelopment, andátheálead inventor ofáP&Gĺs purification technology, said:
P&G has always wanted toáuse more recycled plastic ináour process, butáwe have high standards andáwhat was available onátheámarket did notámeet our need.
Witháthis new technology thatátakes nearly allátheáimperfections outáofátheáfinaláproduct, it willáenable us toáincrease usage ofárecycled plastics andáhelp move closer toámeeting sustainability goals. Whileáthis is aáP&G-developed technology, theárecycled polypropylene produced byáPureCycle willábe widely available forápurchase acrossátheáentire plastics industry.