Status
In Progress
Material Class
Polymers
specific materials
Polypropylene (PP)
23-01-RR-6002

Demonstration of Solvent-Based Plastic Recycling to Extract Pure PP from PCR

NODE
Technical Thrust
Recycling & Recovery
Chemical & Solvent-Based Recycling & Separation (Atomic/Molecular) Technologies
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The overall goal of the solvent-based (STRAP) technology in this project is to economically produce high-quality food-grade resins from plastic waste with low GHG emissions. The specific objective of this project is to extract high-purity polypropylene (PP) from post-consumer recycled (PCR) waste.

Upon completion, this project aims to reduce primary feedstock by 0.3 million metric tons (MMT) of PP, reduce energy consumption by 11.76 PJ, and decrease emissions by 0.38 MMCO2e.

project Members
University of wisconsin madison logo
Michigan technological university logo
Braskem logo

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