From Fishing Net to Particle Foam
Expanded Polypropylene from Maritime Plastic Waste
A large part of the plastic waste in the sea comes from the maritime industry. The Danish company Plastix ‧recycles old fishing nets and ropes. The granules produced are used by JSP International, among others, to manufacture expanded polypropylene (EPP). This results in a 7 % reduction in CO2 emissions compared to ‧virgin material. In order to obtain the same properties as virgin material, the recyclates must meet strict requirements. This requires a precise analysis of the waste in the recycling process and strict quality control.
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