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Recycling Technologies

Redefining today’s materials, reimagining tomorrow’s solutions.

Trinseo’s advanced technology and expertise enable us to offer sustainable feedstocks to businesses worldwide. We can supply your business with a stable and high-quality source of bio-based, recycled-containing, and circular solutions for plastic and latex binder materials.

We collect, pre-treat, and process plastic waste materials using mechanical recycling and advanced technologies, such as dissolution and depolymerization, that capture a material’s maximum value and prolong its life cycle. The broad spectrum of recycling activities we perform includes collection, logistics, sorting, washing, shredding, granulating, extrusion and depolymerization. Our materials containing recycled content are high-performance commodities made to your specifications and in accordance with industry standards and regulations. The resulting circular materials are of the highest grades suitable for many high-end applications.

We strive for continuous recycling innovation to provide you with closed-loop sustainable solutions that yield high quality, recycled raw materials. Together, we can bring your most ambitious ideas to life. Let us help you redefine your materials today so we can reimagine tomorrow’s solutions.

Our Recycling Technologies

Chemical Recycling - Depolymerization

Be part of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) circularity with Trinseo’s depolymerization technology. Complementary to mechanical recycling, depolymerization returns the polymer to its constituent monomer, allowing a wider variety of acrylic materials to be recycled.

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Physical Recycling - Dissolution

Together, we’re closing the loop on polycarbonate. Dissolution is a type of physical recycling process where the desired polymer is extracted using solvents. The withdrawn polymers can then be purified and reused to make new recycled polymers for demanding applications.

Mechanical Recycling

Plastics recycling is value optimization, which is why we collect, pretreat and process plastic waste materials using mechanical recycling. This process captures the materials' maximum value by transforming them into high quality recycled raw materials for a wide range of high-end applications.

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Ready for a sustainable partnership?

From design to manufacturing, we’ll work hand in hand with you to deliver customized sustainable solutions unique to the needs of your company and customers.