Versalis has launched a new line of products made of recycled plastic, called Versalis Revive®. The first range of these products, which have been developed at Versalis’ research laboratories and are based on different polymers, including polysterene and polyethylene, will be presented at the K fair in Düsseldorf.
“Versalis Revive® EPS” is an expandable polystyrene made of recycled raw materials from separated domestic waste collected in Italy, including polystyrene cups, trays and yogurt pots. The project is being carried out in collaboration with COREPLA (National Consortium for the Collection, Recycling and Recovery of Plastic Packaging). The material will be commercially available from November, and can fulfil the same uses as virgin polystyrene, as insulating panels to save energy in buildings, or as protective packaging for appliances and furniture. Other initiatives are under development, with the goal of producing over 20,000 tons/year of polystyrene products containing recycled materials.
Press Release Courtesy of Eni.