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Help to hit 30% recycled content plastic

Products from polyolefin recycler ImerPlast UK can help packaging producers and brands to achieve the 30% recycled content or even exceed it so they are exempt from the new plastics tax.

Paint pots, for example, typically use around only 25% of recycled resin with virgin material. But in August, Crown Paints launched the first 100% recycled polymer paint pot, moulded by Emballator, using ImerPlast IM30.

ImerPlast contains a mineral-based compatibilising agent which builds networks between HDPE and PP during the compounding process.

The resulting compound behaves consistently, acts like a single polymer and has controlled mechanical properties similar to virgin HDPE or PP. The company says it has superior mechanical and impact properties to even the most heavily sorted, single-source polymers.



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