Versalis to produce new solid polystyrene products with up to 75% recycled raw material

Source: press release, 3 August 2020

Versalis, an Eni chemical company providing plastics and rubbers, focuses on the bio-based solutions
Versalis, an Eni chemical company providing plastics and rubbers, focuses on the bio-based solutions (photo: Eni Versalis)

Eni’s Versalis and Forever Plast SpA, an Italian company in the recovery and recycling of post-consumer plastic at the European level, have signed an agreement to develop and market a new range of solid polystyrene products made from recycled packaging.

The new Versalis Revive® PS – Series Forever products, polystyrene-based compounds (a blend of polymers and/or polymers and additives to create the required properties of produced plastics) containing up to 75% of recycled solid polystyrene, can meet the requirements of multiple applications such as thermal insulation, non-food packaging and household items.

The recycled polystyrene comes from separate household waste collection, including yoghurt pots and disposable dishes that will be supplied by the COREPLA network, the National Consortium for the Collection, Recycling and Recovery of Plastic Packaging.

With the Versalis Revive® PS – Series Forever range, Eni’s chemical company expands its portfolio of products from mechanical recycling in addition to those based on expandable polystyrene (Versalis Revive® EPS) and polyethylene (Versalis Revive® PE) already on the market.