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The Repsol Reciclex range includes four new polymers for the automotive industry and three new circular polypropylene grades for non-food containers.

February 9, 2022

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Spain’s Repsol has introduced seven new polypropylene (PP) grades incorporating up to 80% recycled plastic content. These new low-carbon materials aim to provide solutions to meet the decarbonization commitments of the automotive sector and the circularity objectives of the packaging industry. Recycled plastic content for all grades has been verified under the UNE 15343 standard.

The four new automotive materials incorporate up to 80% post-consumer recycled content in their formulation, while retaining the technical properties required for this application. The new grades are designed for vehicle lighting systems, hidden interior parts, and under-the-hood components with strict mechanical stress-resistance requirements.

In addition, in line with its commitment to the circular economy, another three PP injection grades have been added to the Repsol Reciclex range of non-food packaging, incorporating between 50% and 80% recycled plastic content. These three new grades are especially suitable for household cleaning and drugstore product containers with chemical resistance requirements and paint containers with good mechanical resistance to enable stacking, among other properties.

Repsol aims to recycle the equivalent of 20% of the polyolefins it produces, creating new markets for plastic waste and promoting circularity by giving waste further use.

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