Repsol has carried out the industrial production of its Repsol 50RX2805 grade for the manufacturing of bundle shrink film, putting on the market its first material resulting from its Reciclex Project.
The material's formulation consists of a low density polyethylene (LDPE) compound into which a 50% post-consumer plastic waste is incorporated, which ensures the consistency of the material and its functionality for the final application.
This grade is the first derived from its Reciclex Project to become part of Repsol's new polyolefins portfolio incorporating a percentage of post-consumer plastic waste. The new material offers new solutions to boost the circular economy, enabling to incorporate recycled plastic on a commercial scale in an application where its presence was merely testimonial; and it unfolds new uses, without compromising the final application technical requirements.
Repsol 50RX2805, used in bundle shrink films as secondary packaging for transport packs of cans, bottles, bricks or cardboard boxes, allows the converter to incorporate between 2530% post-consumer recycled content in the formulation of the final film, without altering its mechanical properties Repsol 50RX2805, used in bundle shrink films as secondary packaging for transport of multi-packs of cans, bottles, cartons or cardboard boxes, allows the converter to incorporate between 25-30% post-consumer recycled content in the formulation of the final film, without altering its mechanical properties..
With these new materials, Repsol advances its commitment to the circular economy and its value chain, putting into the market new solutions that will generate additional demand for plastic recycling, in line with its pledge in the Circular Plastics Alliance (CPA), launched by the European Commission in December 2018.