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Walki partners with Sabic to create circular polymers for packaging industry

Walki Group aims to create new circular polymers for packaging industry. Photo: Walki
Walki Group aims to create new circular polymers for packaging industry. Photo: Walki
Published by
Simon Matthis - 01 Mar 2019

Walki Group launches partnership with Sabic to create new circular polymers for packaging industry. “Today more than 80% of our products are made out of renewable or recyclable materials. Our goal is to reach 100% by the year 2030,” says CEO Leif Frilund. “Walki takes its responsibility for social and environmental impacts seriously. Being a partner in launching this major circular economy-related innovation, we will begin using circular polymers that have precisely the same qualities as raw material that is used for the very first time. In the beginning, the quantities are small, but our intention is to grow the usage of circular polymers as the production capacity of this new, sustainable and recycled raw material increases. The circular polymers will definitely take us one step closer to our ambition - a zero-waste future”.

 

The circular polymer is produced by SABIC, Walki Group’s longtime partner. The new innovation turns low quality, mixed post-consumer plastic waste – otherwise destined for incineration or landfill – into finished certified circular polymers. The chemical structure of these is equivalent to a virgin polymer. The Walki Group will begin serving the packaging industry and brand owners this year, using the material for consumer packages.

Source: Lesprom Network