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rPET-project Successfully Completed

29 November 2016

The 2 year rPET-project is now completed and the final report has been approved by Vinnova.

The aim was to upgrade recycled PET (rPET) through heat activated crosslinking for lightweight applications. The project partners say that collaboration was successful and the project objectives were met.

According rPET, the main product in the project, foam based on rPET, has been significantly improved with respect to the mechanical properties. These results create new opportunities for material and cost savings for existing applications where similar performance can be achieved with less material. Furthermore, the competitiveness of rPET foam for other applications, where today more expensive materials are used, is increased.

The crosslinking technology has also successfully been evaluated for other applications. This opens up for new business opportunities for Nexam Chemical.

For more information about the project visit www.vinnova.se (only in Swedish). Nexam Chemical has received half of the project cost as contribution from Vinnova. Total contribution received during the project amounts to approximately SEK 2.9 million.

“The rPET-project was successful and all participants are satisfied with the outcome. We have been able to develop a product which is already far into commercialisation. The collaboration was very stimulating and we have gained much new knowledge on materials, manufacturing and market,” says Dane Momcilovic, CTO.

 

 





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