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Plastics Recycling Facility Adopts Modular Construction

Nov. 23, 2020
Koch Modular is awarded the design and construction of PureCycle’s Phase II commercial recycled polypropylene facility.

Koch Modular is awarded the design and construction of PureCycle’s Phase II commercial recycled polypropylene facility.

Koch Modular Process Systems, LLC (Koch Modular) announces it has been awarded the construction of PureCycle’s Phase II commercial recycled polypropylene facility, located in Ironton, OH and designed to produce over 105 million pounds of ultra-pure recycled polypropylene (UPRP) per year. Their recycling process reportedly removes color, odor and other contaminants from recycled feedstock resulting in virgin-like polypropylene. 

Koch Modular says it has been working together with PureCycle for over three years on the development of this technology and designed and constructed the predecessor Phase I Feedstock Evaluation Unit, which, last year, delivered successful production of UPRP at scale, according to the company. This award includes the supply of a complete raw-material-in-finished-product-out process system, modularly constructed, in a controlled indoor environment, and shipped to the plant site via roadway. 

“Making polypropylene a valued, recyclable material is particularly relevant during the current health crisis, when it is ever more critical to avoid waste polypropylene washing up on our shores,” says PureCycle CEO Mike Otworth. 

Construction of the facility is underway and the plant is expected to come online in 2022.

For more information, visit: www.kochmodular.com

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