Launch of new recycled â??green ropesâ? / Much lower carbon emissions than with virgin plastics

Launch of new recycled â??green ropesâ? / Much lower carbon emissions than with virgin plasticsThe ropes are nearly 100% recyclate (Photo: Waste Free Oceans)Danish recycler Plastix (Lemvig; www.plastixglobal.com) has launched what it calls â??green ropesâ? produced through clean-tech mechanical reclaim technology with recyclate from discarded maritime fibres, such as abandoned fishing nets and ropes. The company said it converts its recycled â??OceanIXâ? range with the help of value-chain partners into this new product, which it claims is the first-of-its-kind rope made with almost-100% reclaimed content. â??The â??almostâ?? in that is because of the 2% stabilisers we add to all OceanIX products,â? a Plastix spokesperson told Plasteurope.com.

In July 2020, the Danish firm partnered with US nanotechnology and biocomposite specialist Titan Bioplastics (Seattle, Washington; www.titanbioplastics.com) to expand the use of recycled plastics waste in products (see Plasteurope.com of 30.07.2020).

According to Plastix, the ropes have a significantly lower CO2 footprint compared to virgin plastics, â??thereby enabling industries and member states to further comply with COP21 and EU climate change agreements.â? Plastix has been partnering with environmental organisation Waste Free Oceans (WFO, Brussels / Belgium; www.wastefreeoceans.org) for new products containing plastics recycled from marine litter (see Plasteurope.com of 27.02.2020).22.03.2021 Plasteurope.com [247138-0]

» Publication Date: 22/03/2021

» More Information

« Go to Technological Watch




This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 737882.


            

Contact

València Parc Tecnológic - Gustave Eiffel, 4 - 46980 Paterna - Valencia, SPAIN
+34 96 136 60 40 - fibfab@aimplas.es