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Plastics & Elastomers
Online Course

PET Mechanical & Chemical Recycling: Solutions and Value Addition

On-Demand Course

Recorded on May 11, 2021

Sustainability and the handling of plastic waste is a critical topic globally. Understand how you can improve the quality of recycled PET consistently and reliably to meet the increased demand in volume.

Kenneth Russell will present mechanical recycling advances including the use of reactive extrusion to enhance polymer properties. He will also discuss concepts and developments for chemical recycling of PET.

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Kenneth Russel Presented By:
Kenneth W Russell

Length: 90 min

Course Type: Technology
Level: Beginner

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Why should you view this course?

Governments around the globe are increasingly sensitive about plastics pollution. Many countries are seeking bans on single-use plastics and are mandating greater use of recycled content. In this scenario, improving the capability, quality of recycled PET has become inevitable to the plastics industry.

However, consistent issues like quality (changes in IV, off color, inconsistent feed, and difficulties with moisture control…) act as barriers in moving forward. Join this course & you will be able to:

  • Understand how to go beyond traditional low value PET recycling by understanding concepts of compounding & reactive extrusion technology to enhance polymer properties.

  • Solve processing & quality issues like thermal degradation, changes in IV, off color, difficulties with moisture control, inconsistent feed with ease.

  • Learn about key technologies for chemical recycling of PET, its commercialization & future direction in the industry!

Who should view this course?

R&D Chemists, Compounders, Engineers and Technicians who work in the field of plastics recycling and want to increase the value of their recycled plastics through reactive extrusion processing and compounding & chemical recycling.

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Course Outline

  • Current state of plastic recycling

  • Sources for recycled plastic

  • Processing issues in recycled PET & how to overcome those
    • Mechanical issues
      • Feeding issues
    • Thermal issues
      • Effects of moisture
      • Effect of particle size - fines
      • Methods to adjust IV

  • Introduction to chemical recycling of PET
    • Basic chemistry of PET
    • Companies developing and commercializing technology
    • Basic chemistry of PET

  • Some ideas for increasing value in recycled PET
    • Limiting thermal degradation
    • Building IV
    • Compatibilizing mixtures of different polymers

  • 30 mins Q&A- ask your questions directly from the expert !

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