Koch Modular Awarded Design and Construction of Plastics Recycling Plant

18 November 2020

Koch Modular Process Systems, LLC (Koch Modular) announced that on October 7th, it has been awarded by PureCycle Technologies, LLC (“PureCycle”) the construction of their 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, removes color, odor and other contaminants from recycled feedstock resulting in virgin-like polypropylene.

Koch Modular 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.

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.

“We are excited to be part of this project, a truly disruptive technology that directly addresses the global plastics issue,” said George Schlowsky, President, Koch Modular.

PureCycle CEO, Mike Otworth, said, “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.” He continued: “Koch Modular’s guidance, professionalism and end-to-end expertise in innovative technologies scale-ups like this one, plus their modular construction approach, was a critical success factor for our project.”

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

About Koch Modular

Koch Modular has successfully designed and constructed modular systems for the global Chemical Processing Industry for over 25 years. Specializing in mass transfer, Koch Modular supports innovative technology companies on their pathway from concept to commercialization, providing pilot testing and process conceptualization services, process design package development, detailed engineering, and modular constructed systems. To learn more, visit kochmodular.com.

About PureCycle Technologies

PureCycle Technologies offers the only recycled polypropylene with properties comparable to virgin polymer. Our proprietary process removes color, odor, and other contaminants from recycled feedstock resulting in virgin-like polypropylene suitable for any PP market. PureCycle Technologies licenses this technology from Procter & Gamble. To learn more, visit purecycletech.com.

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Source: businesswire.com