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CPRI Marketing and Sales

The Marketing and Sales Division sources plastic waste from multiple suppliers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America. This waste includes both post-consumer waste and post-industrial waste.

Post-Consumer Waste Plastics

The importance of our access to large volumes of homogeneous plastics is amplified by their more cost-effective processing into suitable feeds for advanced recycling plants. Unlike post-consumer waste typically produced by material recovery facilities (MRFs) that requires pyoil feedstocks to undergo costly separation and pretreatment to make them usable, CPRI’s feedstocks eliminate or significantly reduce the amount of hydrotreating required for the pyoil product.

Post-Industrial Waste Plastics

Post-industrial waste is a natural feed for mechanical recycling because it is easily recovered and is generally cleaner and more uniform in composition. Circular Polymer Resources has access to high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polypropylene, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and engineering thermoplastics – common types of plastic sold into this market at considerably higher prices than plastics sold into advanced recycling. We also have access to high-purity waste plastic streams, with a focus on polypropylene, that can be processed easily and sold into the mechanical recycling industry.

Brokerage Services

In addition to sourcing raw plastic waste and reprocessing it into acceptable feed forms, such as pellets and granules, Circular Polymer Resources can broker the acquisition of specific lots of plastics from third parties and pass them along to customers for a minimal fee.

CPRI Technology

Consulting Services

Circular Polymer Resources, along with our founding partner, Tex-Mex Recycling, has more than 50 years of experience in waste plastic recovery, analysis/characterization and extrusion and process chemistry, and is available for consulting under a non-disclosure agreement.

Through our consultancy to refining, petrochemical and advanced recycling industry, CPRI shares extensive knowledge about enabling a circular economy for plastics, how plastics decompose when heated and how to avoid contamination, specifically chlorine contamination, and advancing sustainable solutions. Whether helping a customer optimize its process by selection of the proper feedstock or developing a new thermal or catalytic plastic conversion process, we have the knowledge and background to make a significant contribution to every customer’s bottom line.

Customers benefit from our consulting on:

  • The types of plastics that don’t contain PVC, which breaks down to make hydrogen chloride
  • The types of chlorine in plastics, including chlorine molecules in plastics that have nothing to do with polyvinyl chloride
  • The best way to feed your plastic into the reactor for optimum efficiency
  • The optimum temperature range to convert that plastic to product and optimum residence time in the reactor to avoid overconversion

Contract Process Development Services

Our state-of-the-art laboratory performs routine quality control testing, such as TGA/DSC and XRF, on waste plastic feedstocks and conducts advanced, specialized testing, such as MFI, Notched Izod Impact 180/1A, flexural modulus and ash content, to meet higher standards for mechanical recycling. In addition, CPRI has the ability to conduct laboratory process experiments in support of customers’ scale-up needs.

Contract programs with either short 3- to 6-month terms or longer 6- to 36-month terms typically focus on pyrolysis and plastic processing at a laboratory scale. The program can be expanded to address specific needs upon submission of a proposed statement of work by the customer.

Through our relationship with several key engineering firms in the greater Houston area, CPRI can work with customers to design and build custom pilot plants, demo units and/or skid-mounted manufacturing units for delivery to plant sites. By carrying out the construction offsite, overall cost can be reduced substantially.

Climate Objective

In an effort to reverse and mitigate the effects of carbon dioxide on global warming, major corporations around the world have announced their intent to be carbon neutral by 2050. Achievement of this goal will require a combination of effects, including (1) a reduction in overall energy consumption, (2) electrification to replace fired furnaces that produce massive amounts of carbon dioxide, (3) implementation of carbon dioxide capture and sequestration technologies, and (4) recycling waste plastics as part of the circular economy.

Together we can positively impact people, communities, businesses, the environment and the planet.