BRASKEM
Partnership with Danish Plastix to market recycled plastics waste from fishing nets
Braskem intends to help Plastix optimise the recycling process for old fishing nets and other marine debris (Photo: PIE)
Braskem (São Paulo, Brazil; www.braskem.com) said it is supporting the efforts by Danish company Plastix (Lemvig; www.plastixglobal.com) to market recycled plastics fibre waste of old fishing nets and other marine debris collected at various ports.

A Braskem press release said it has “joined forces with Plastix to help them optimise the recycling process and accelerate the introduction of this innovative and high-quality circular plastic to the market”.

“Plastix is a small company with a very limited sales force. Braskem is lending its technical and commercial teams to help accelerate the uptake of this recycled material and help demand grow faster than it would without the partnership,” a Braskem spokesperson told Plasteurope.com.

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Fibre waste from fishing nets and ropes made from various plastics are difficult to recycle but the Danish recycler says it has committed itself to developing industrial solutions to recycle them.

Over the past few years, Plastix has made the sorting and recycling process technically and economically feasible, producing high-quality feedstock for many applications and any various production technologies ranging from packaging to pipes and durable consumer goods, Braskem said.

In 2021, Plastix had launched what it called “green ropes”, produced through clean-tech mechanical reclaim technology with recyclate from discarded maritime fibres (see Plasteurope.com of 22.03.2021).
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Published on 13.05.2022

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