Carbios products virgin PET from post-consumer plastic bottles treated by enzymatic hydrolysis
Carbios, pioneer company in the field of bioplasturgy, today announces that it has taken a new step forward with the production of virgin PET made out of terephthalic acid coming from its biorecycling process of post-consumer PET plastic bottles.
CARBIOS previously demonstrated that it had successfully synthetized PET oligomers made out of terephthalic acid coming from its biorecycling process of PET plastic bottles. This was the first step towards the production of PET.
The following step consisting in the synthesis of virgin PET made out of these oligomers has now been completed confirming by then the potential of CARBIOS’ technology for the recycling of plastic bottles waste into virgin PET polymers.
The next short-term goal is now to demonstrate that this virgin PET is suitable for the production of new bottles, thus paving the way to circular economy for PET plastic products, opening promising prospects for the treatment of a wide range of this type of waste.
Contact: Benjamin Audebert | benjamin.Audebert@carbios.fr
Phone: +33 (0) 473 865 176