PLASTIX
Launch of new recycled “green ropes” / Much lower carbon emissions than with virgin plastics
Danish recycler Plastix (Lemvig; www.plastixglobal.com) has launched what it calls “green ropes” produced through clean-tech mechanical reclaim technology with recyclate from discarded maritime fibres, such as abandoned fishing nets and ropes. The company said it converts its recycled “OceanIX” range with the help of value-chain partners into this new product, which it claims is the first-of-its-kind rope made with almost-100% reclaimed content. “The ‘almost’ in that is because of the 2% stabilisers we add to all OceanIX products,” a Plastix spokesperson told Plasteurope.com.

In July 2020, the Danish firm partnered with US nanotechnology and biocomposite specialist Titan Bioplastics (Seattle, Washington; www.titanbioplastics.com) to expand the use of recycled plastics waste in products (see Plasteurope.com of 30.07.2020).

According to Plastix, the ropes have a significantly lower CO2 footprint compared to virgin plastics, “thereby enabling industries and member states to further comply with COP21 and EU climate change agreements.” Plastix has been partnering with environmental organisation Waste Free Oceans (WFO, Brussels / Belgium; www.wastefreeoceans.org) for new products containing plastics recycled from marine litter (see Plasteurope.com of 27.02.2020).
22.03.2021 Plasteurope.com [247138-0]
Published on 22.03.2021

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