A Novel Process to Upcycle PVC

This novel PVC dechlorination process produces high density polyethylene (HDPE) waxes, which can be used in hot melt adhesives which have a variety of applications.

Renewcat’s technology is a novel PVC dechlorination process to produce high density polyethylene (HDPE) waxes, which can be used in hot melt adhesives which have a variety of applications. The novel process meets the recycling need of PVC producers by enabling the sequestration and reuse of the chlorine in the material, and also producing a valuable adhesive wax that could be reused in flooring and roofing formulations among others. The technology is an improvement over competitive processes like carbonization because it produces value-added hydrocarbon waxes that enable circularity of the hydrocarbon and chloride streams from PVC wastes.

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