- BASF’s partners in the ChemCycling project: Jaguar Land Rover, Storopack, Südpack and Schneider Electric
- Promising pilot phase, but continued technological and economic challenges as well as need for regulatory development
More and more companies from the plastics industry are working on improving the recyclability of plastics and thus helping to create a circular economy.
One way that BASF is contributing is the ChemCycling project: At the end of 2018, the company first used pilot volumes of a pyrolysis oil derived from plastic waste as a feedstock in its own production. At a press conference in advance of K 2019, the world’s largest trade show for the plastics and rubber industry, four partners have showcased the first prototypes that were created during the pilot phase of the project.