Dow invests in Mura Technology, using Licella tech at its core

April 25, 2021 |

In the United Kingdom, materials science company Dow and Mura Technology, a developer and licensee of Licella’s Cat-HTR platform, partnered together to scale up Mura’s new HydroPRS (Hydrothermal Plastic Recycling Solution) process to play pivotal role in Mura’s global rollout of 1 million tons of recycling capacity by 2025.

Cat-HTR technology can recycle all forms of plastic – including multi-layer, flexible plastics often used in food packaging. HydroPRS advanced recycling process utilizes Licella’s Cat-HTR technology at its core.

Dow to receive supply of recycled feedstocks made from waste plastics from Mura’s first-of-its-kind plant in Teesside, UK, supplying major brands across the globe with sustainable plastic products.

Licella’s patented Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor (Cat-HTR) platform uses supercritical water to economically convert waste plastics, otherwise destined for landfill, into oil to produce fuels, chemicals and new plastics – helping to unlock a circular economy for all plastic.

Importantly, the plastics produced using these recycled products are expected to be suitable for use in foodgrade packaging, unlike most conventional recycling processes. Utilising the Cat-HTR technology at the core of Mura’s process means that there is no anticipated limit to the number of times the same material can be recycled – meaning it has the potential to significantly reduce single-use plastics and make the raw ingredients for a circular plastics economy. In addition, advanced recycling processes are expected to save approximately 1.5 tonnes of CO2 per tonne of plastic recycled, compared to incinerationi of unrecycled plastics.

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