Turning packaging waste into valuable resins and coatings for building & construction?
AIMPLAS, the plastics technology center based in Valencia, Spain, is in collaboration with the company Barpimo to develop new alkyd and polyester resins from post-consumed polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging for building & construction.
The aim of the two parties is to develop a new process that allow economical transforming of PET packaging waste into high value added products at an industrial level, at a competitive cost and with a low environmental impact.
It is expected to obtain two types of different products. On the one hand, alkyd resins to manufacture enamels and coatings for materials such as metal and wood; on the other hand, polyester resins that can be used in such exigent sectors such as building or transport sectors as pipes or reinforced composites with glass fiber.
The project RESIPET is co-funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and the FEDER funds within the National Programme for Research aimed at the Challenges of Society.