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We increase the circularity of our materials through a new grade of polypropylene

We advance in our commitment to the European Commission’s “Circular Plastics Alliance” (CPA) with a new polypropylene grade that enables the incorporation of plastic recycling into non-woven fabrics, on a joint development with our client DNT Nonwoven Fabrics.
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Close-up of a black and orange bag made in part with recycled materials

We are launching our new Repsol 25RXPP086Y1E polypropylene grade (PP) for nonwoven fabric, developed jointly with our client DNT Nonwoven Fabrics. This new grade incorporates 25% of post-industrial recycled material, however, it does not alter the properties of the final product or affects the reliability of the process. With this project, we continue to drive the change towards the circular economy, in line with our commitment to the European Commission’s “Circular Plastics Alliance” (CPA), to increase the total volume of recycled plastic in the EU market to 10 million metric tons by 2025.

This new polypropylene grade allows incorporating recycled material into the nonwoven fabric, which will increase the circularity of the fiber sector, where DNT operates.

Additionally, we are evaluating diverse options to incorporate post-consumer recycled material, as well as new alternative applications in the PP sheet and strip sectors.

This milestone fulfills a new achievement within Repsol's circular economy strategy towards a more sustainable nonwoven fabric.