We expand our range of ultra-clean polyethlene, promoting sustainable eco-design

Chemical News 25/01/2024

We launched our new range of ultra-clean polyethylene designed to replace multi-material structures, which cannot be fully recovered due to the difficulty of separating the different materials. The new range contains several grades of high-density polyethylene, low-density metallocene, and an EBA copolymer to offer great versatility to customers in designing different types of single-material, 100% recyclable structures.

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New ultra-clean polyethylene range

In this way, we promote flexible packaging eco-design, facilitating the recovery of these materials at the end of the packaging's life cycle through mechanical recycling, the most sustainable way regarding carbon footprint and efficiency according to the EU taxonomy.

We thus offer our clients a solution to achieve their sustainability objectives, anticipating the new European regulations that will come into force in 2030, which dictate that all packaging marketed in the EU must be recyclable.

"We are proud to launch one of the most comprehensive ranges to support customers in this initial phase and accompany them in the innovation process," said Antonio Portela, Polyolefins director at Repsol. "Our new range is also available in its circular, bio, and bio-circular alternatives to further drive our customers' sustainability commitments in circularity and decarbonization."

According to Pablo Giner, Polyethylene director at Repsol, "With this launch, we offer our clients a global eco-design solution for flexible packaging based on our broad portfolio of polyolefins: HDPE, mLLDPE, and EBA."