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Circular PVC from mixed plastic waste streams launched by Vynova.

PVC and chlor-alkali company Vynova has launched the world’s first range of certified circular-attributed PVC resins. The new circular-attributed PVC is produced using ethylene which is made from pyrolysis oil as feedstock. This feedstock is produced from mixed plastic waste streams via pyrolysis – a chemical recycling process in which plastic waste is heated without oxygen so that it breaks down into products that can be further processed into a chemical feedstock, in this case ethylene.

This approach contributes to sustainable management of difficult to recycle plastic waste streams, advancing the journey towards a circular economy. Furthermore, the pyrolysis oil replaces conventional fossil feedstock, resulting in a CO2 emission reduction of 50%. The circular ethylene is supplied to Vynova by SABIC from the company’s production facilities in Geleen in the Netherlands.

The circular-attributed PVC resins will be marketed under the VynoEcoSolutions brand, Vynova’s new portfolio of circular and renewable products, which currently also includes the company’s bio-attributed PVC range.

“With the launch of our new generation of PVC resins, we have reached another milestone in our journey towards circularity. By using circular feedstock in the production of PVC, we are enabling our customers to achieve their sustainability goals and helping to address the issue of plastics waste management”, comments Jonathan Stewart, Vynova Vice President PVC Business Management.

The Vynova Circular PVC from mixed plastic waste meets the same rigorous product quality, specifications and material performance as Vynova’s conventionally produced PVC grades. Converters will be able to process the new PVC resins with their existing equipment, under identical process conditions.

Vynova’s circular-attributed PVC portfolio can be used in both rigid and flexible applications and includes an extensive range of K-values. The new range of PVC resins will initially be manufactured at the Vynova ( @Vynova_Group )  sites in Beek (the Netherlands) and Mazingarbe (France). It is certified under the ISCC PLUS framework according to a mass balance approach. ISCC is a globally applicable sustainability certification system that covers all sustainable feedstocks, including agricultural and forestry biomass, circular materials and renewables. The ISCC PLUS certification scheme requires strict traceability and is verified by independent third-party auditors.


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