The new Plastics2Chemicals plant will drive polymer circularity by using Sulzer separation technology to reclaim and purify 30,000 tonnes of plastic waste per year. The resulting pure chemical feedstock can then be reused in manufacturing.

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Sulzer Chemtech took part in one of our previous calls, looking for innovation in the field of sustainable polymers. As one of our funded projects, their objective was to apply design thinking starting by formulated end user demands for sustainable fibre solutions backwards to the spinning process, back to new biobased polymers.

Together with Mammut Sports Group AG and the Institute of Polymer Engineering at the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW they tackled their challenge “Melt spinning of sustainable fibres for belts and straps in outdoor applications”.