Powder Coatings Arkema Partners with Spanish Consortium for PET Recycling Project
Arkema has joined the Spanish-led consortium project for exploring ways to recycle used PET and reusing its monomers as raw materials to produce sustainable polyester powder resins for the coating market.
Colombes/France – The project, entitled Suschempol, is led by the Spanish Superior Council of Science Research (CSIC) and was founded by the Spanish “Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación” and the “Agencia Estatal de Investigación” as part of the “Next Generation EU” Initiative.
“This project was a natural fit for Arkema,” Neil Tariq, Global Business Director for Coating Resins at Arkema, explained. “As a leading provider of polyester resin for the solvent free powder coating technology, we are constantly exploring new paths, partnerships and scientific research that advance the circularity of our products. We are excited by the long-term goals of this project and look forward to sharing more innovation with our customers and partners in the years to come.”