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Repsol Obtains Certification for Circular Polyolefins

Published on 2019-12-12. Edited By : SpecialChem

Repsol Obtains Certification for Circular Polyolefins Repsol has obtained ISCC PLUS certification for the first circular polyethylene and polypropylene tons that are already commercially available for its customers in Europe. Repsol’s circular polyolefins are obtained from oil from chemically recycled plastic waste not suitable for mechanical recycling, alongside conventional raw material. The firm has started certification of all its polyolefin production centers, obtaining the first for its industrial complex in Puertollano.

Recycling Plastic Waste to Produce Polyolefins


Repsol’s circular polyolefins are produced by feeding, as an alternative raw material, oils obtained from plastic waste not suitable for mechanical recycling. This waste would otherwise go to landfill. This new raw material is fed alongside conventional raw material at its refinery, reducing the consumption of non-renewable resources. By ISCC Plus certification, Repsol can allocate these savings on a specific share to the polyolefins produced in the complex.

Advantages of ISCC PLUS Certification


These certified materials ensure the traceability of the plastic waste used at the source and at the same time, offer the same quality and functionality as virgin polyolefins. The new portfolio of circular polyolefins grants Repsol and its value chain a new portfolio of products made from recycled material for applications that demand high standards of hygiene and safety, making them ideal for food packaging.

This certification proves Repsol's commitment to innovation, to the excellence of its processes, and collaboration with third parties. The company anticipates significant trends, offering leading products that help its customers meet the consumers' demand for more sustainable products and to promote the transition towards a new circular economy.

About Repsol


Repsol is a global multi-energy company present throughout the value chain. The company employs more than 25,000 people; its products are sold in more than 90 countries and reach 10 million customers. The firm produces over 700,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day and has one of the most efficient refining systems in Europe. Repsol operates low-emission power generation assets and is developing renewable photovoltaic and offshore wind projects. The company is a pioneer in the development of mobility initiatives that contribute to innovative solutions and new energies for transportation.

Repsol manufactures and markets a wide variety of chemical products, ranging from basic petrochemicals to derivatives. In addition, the company has three large petrochemical facilities in Europe where high added value differentiated products are developed. The products from Repsol’s Chemicals Division are used to manufacture everyday objects that improve people’s quality of life, their well-being, and their safety.


Source: Repsol
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