News from our members - Equipolymers
Equipolymers is a company dedicated to the manufacture and marketing of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET). It is a wholly owned subsidiary of EQUATE Petrochemical Company (EQUATE), a global producer of petrochemicals and the world’s second largest producer of ethylene glycol.
The manufacturing of Viridis 25 is based on a chemical recycling process of PET polymers coming from post-consumer flakes. In 2009 EQP launched Viridis 10, a PET grade containing up to 10% recycled PET. In 2016 EQP and Coca-Cola started collaborating on Viridis 25. The process has been successfully validated in October 2018. Read more on https://www.prnewswire.com/.
Dirk Koehlmann, Lead Account Manager: “With its Viridis 25, Equipolymers is launching a new food-contact PET grade using up to 25 % chemically recycled PET as feedstock, which reduces the need for virgin PET with benefits for business, the environment and the community. This advancement from EQP takes the world closer to closing the loop in the circular economy, helping brand owners to meet the guidelines of the European Plastic Strategy while driving an increase in plastics recycling.”