BERICAP offers post-consumer resin (PCR) industrial closures for appropriate applications with customer approval.
To gain a better understanding of PCR quality grades and the current state of the art in PCR technology we have to differentiate between the 2 main recycling principles:
1. MECHANICAL RECYCLING
Mechanical recycling is a method by which waste materials are recycled into ‘new’ (secondary) raw materials without changing the basic structure of the material.
Post-consumer resin (PCR) can be created from plastic consumer packaging items in a mechanical recycling process.
2. CHEMICAL RECYCLING
Chemical recycling is a process of turning mixed plastic polymers (from post-consumer waste) back into individual monomers – thereby creating new feedstock from plastic waste.
- This process involves breaking down the chemical building blocks that make up the plastic.
- These fundamental building blocks can be re-polymerized endlessly, giving them the qualities of brand-new, or virgin, resin.
- A variety of processes are used for chemical recycling.