The difference between chemical
and mechanical recycling for EPS
News I 12 Jul, 2021
EPC Engineering & Technologies will be a speaker at this year’s Globuc Event – Go Circular. A digital event for the petrochemical industry, aiming to act as a roadmap towards the implementation of a circular economy for the petrochemical industries. The event will cover the entire circular plastics value chain, companies from brand owners, chemical companies, waste management and recycling, national and regional regulators, start-ups, banks, packaging and investment funds. Mr. Karol Kerrane, Business Development Director and Head of Technology Licensing at EPC Engineering & Technologies GmbH will be one of the key speakers at this event. He is talking about the CreaSolv® EPS Recycling Technology and how it is bridging the gap between mechanical & chemical recycling of Expanded Polystyrene.
As this topic is particularily interesting for the organizers of the event and the participants, the Globuc Team recorded a brief interview with Jörg Hamann, head of the EPC subsidiary in Alzenau and head of this technology, to show in advance. In the short interview Jörg Hamann is talking about the difference between mechanical and chemical recycling of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) and explains why, while both have a reason to exist, a third method is still needed to close the loop.