Italian partnership for chemically recycling PET / Industrial scale plant to use ChemPET process
Italian chemical company Garbo (Cerano; and compatriot engineering firm Saipem (Milan;, which designs, constructs, and operates manufacturing plants, have agreed to build an industrial scale chemical recycling plant, with Garbo’s proprietary depolymerisation technology converting PET waste into rPET for the chemical and food industries.

Garbo said its ChemPET technology is suitable for most of the PET waste that is currently not recyclable (Photo: Garbo)

Garbo’s ChemPET process is said to be capable of treating most currently unrecoverable PET-based waste such as coloured plastics. Compared to competing technologies, the process is reportedly simpler and offers ease of management for by-products, does not require flammable or dangerous substances, and can recycle a wide variety of PET waste.

The plastics chemical recycling facility, to be built in Cerano in the Novara province, is said to be Italy’s first such plant, and is to have processing capacity of 45,000 t/y.

Related: Demo plant for chemical recycling of textile waste in Italy

The agreement includes the industrialisation, development, and international commercialisation of the ChemPET technology.

Garbo signed an agreement in 2019 with Plastipak to develop and market industrial-scale PET chemical recycling.
27.03.2023 [252478-0]
Published on 27.03.2023

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