Improved recycled resins

BASF has partnered with packaging company Zhejiang Reef Technology to develop recyclate formulations for applications used in the automotive, packaging and consumer industries.

Zhejiang Reef makes recycled polypropylene, high density polyethylene, ABS, and polyamide.

Under the agreement, BASF will provide its IrgaCycle additives to help the company increase the quality of mechanically recycled content in several end-use applications such as packaging, automotive and mobility, and building and construction. Recycled resins can have limited processability, poor long-term thermal stability and insufficient protection from outdoor weathering, the company said.

“Our goal is to help deliver higher quality, safer and more effective products while supporting the plastic circular economy and helping reduce the use of virgin plastic material,” said Hermann Althoff, BASF senior vice president.