MOSCOW (MRC) -- Envision Plastics is to add a processing line for recycling high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP) at its Reidsville facility in North Carolina, said Recyclingtoday.
According to the company, the additional line would increase its capacity to produce recycled HDPE by 50%. Envision’s current combined capacity for recycled HDPE and PP stands at 55m lbs/year (25,000 tonnes/year).
Construction work on the second line is to end by 2023 and start-up is expected in “early 2024”, the company said. The second line is expected to add between 25m-30m lbs/year of capacity.
The company did not disclose capital expenditure (capex) figures. Envision’s recycled HDPE is commercialised with the branded name EcoPrime and has been authorised as food-grade by the US’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The company also produces recycled HDPE at another facility in Chino, California. Envision is a subsidiary of Atlanta-, Georgia-headquartered Altium Packaging.
We remind, LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) and AFA Nord, a leading recycler of agricultural film, have agreed to create a 50:50 joint venture (JV) that intends to recycle post commercial flexible secondary packaging waste.