AIMPLAS, a Spanish plastics research firm, along with Barpimo, a varnish and paint company, are working to develop thermosetting resins from Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) waste.
The project involves transforming multilayer PET films into high value-added products such as enamels, resins, and materials for the building sector.
Named RESIPET, the project is co-funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and the FEDER funds within the National Programme for Research.
Through this project, AIMPLAS and Barpimo aim to develop an economically viable process that allows these waste to be transformed into thermosetting resins at an industrial level, with a minimum environmental impact.
Two types of products are expected to be developed with this project – one is alkyd resins – that helps in the manufacturing of enamels and coatings for metal and wood. The other is polyester resins – used across buildings, transport, pipes and reinforced composites with glass fibre.
At 17th GEPET (Greater Europe PET Resin Trade, Applications & Recycling) on 9-10 May, 2016 in Venice, Saulo Franco, Director R &D Resins at Barpimo and Eva Verdejo, Head of the sustainability and industrial recovery department at AIMPLAS will share more details of the project.
Contact Ms. Hafizah at email@example.com or call +65 6346 9218 for more information.