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Partnership in Advanced Recycling of Waste Plastics Announced

Partnership in Advanced Recycling of Waste Plastics Announced

Circular Polymers, Inc (D/B/A Circular Polymer Resources, Incorporated or CPRI) and AmSpec Group today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the development of a comprehensive testing and certification process for waste plastic feedstock used in the advanced (chemical) recycling industry as well as pyrolysis oil produced from those waste plastic and hydrocarbon products produced by further conversion of the pyoil using thermal (steam cracking) or catalytic (fluid catalytic cracking) processes.

“There is currently no certification process that addresses the composition and quality of plastic waste feed used in advanced recycling and the effects of those properties on the ultimate production of ethylene and propylene building blocks,” commented Dr. Robert Schucker, President and CEO of CPRI. “Operators understand that contaminants such as chlorine and bromine have a detrimental effect on processing equipment but don’t have a holistic picture of how other aspects of feedstock quality affect the yield and quality of their products.”

Matt Corr, CEO of AmSpec, further commented, “The analytical methods are available to characterize waste plastic feedstocks fully, but what is lacking is a comprehensive, uniformed approach that all processors can use to evaluate new sources of plastic feedstocks.”

The new partnership will take advantage of CPRI’s knowledge in feedstock selection and pyrolysis chemistry and AmSpec’s proven ability to quantitatively analyze hydrocarbon streams to offer a testing and evaluation service to the advanced recycling industry that will allow them to standardize feed selection and processing for optimum ultimate ethylene and propylene yield.

About Circular Polymer Resources, Incorporated

Circular Polymer Resources, Incorporated (CPRI) is a Texas corporation whose mission is to reduce the use of fossil fuels in plastic manufacturing by providing premium post-industrial and post-consumer feedstocks that result in the highest liquid yields of pyrolysis oil for the advanced recycling industry. CPRI is one of an elite few that can provide better-quality feedstocks, and it does so at a lower cost as a result of the company’s extensive contacts and procurement logistics in the United States, Mexico and Central America.

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About AmSpec

For over 35 years, AmSpec has independently and accurately analyzed and measured a variety of products, from petroleum and petrochemicals to food and agricultural products around the world. AmSpec is a member and active participant in the TIC Council (formerly IFIA), the Grain and Trade Feed Association (GAFTA), the Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Association (FOSFA), ASTM, API, BQ9000, in addition to its approval as a Public Gauger by US Customs and Border Protection, an agency of the US Department of Homeland Security.

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AmSpec Group

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Robert Schucker, President and CEO at CPRI

Tel: +1.800.940.2309
Mobile: +1.832.800.2452