DEMETO (Modular, scalable and high-performance DE-polymerization by MicrowavE TechnolOgy) is a European Project financed by the European Community into the framework of the Horizon 2020. The partners of the consortium are working to bring to reality a revolutionary new way to chemically recycle PET, invented by gr3n, which is both sustainable and profitable.
The Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) of DEMETO is a committee of stakeholders external to the project that will interact with the partners of the Consortium to follow its public developments and, most of all, provide feedback and comments to steer the direction of its business development activities. The IAB consists of companies involved in the complete PET/polyester value chain at different level, including: top brands of home textile, sportswear textile, fashion textile, home and personal care and drinks, as well as plastic converters, waste collectors and recyclers.
“We are glad to welcome another two relevant companies to the DEMETO Industrial Advisory Board, which already includes several major players in the PET and polyester value chain. With its in-depth experience in the recycling sector, Remondis is a great addition in relation to the input side of DEMETO’s value proposition, adding to experiences of SUEZ and A2A. The invaluable experience in the polyester textile and film production of Kolon will help us to validate the usage of the monomers obtained from our process in these applications. We look forward to add another brick in the wall of circular economy for PET and polyester”, explains Matteo Bertele from gr3n.
The Kolon Industries, Inc. (Kolon) supplies PET based fibers, fabrics and films for various applications. As the need for a sustainable polymer supply from the environmental friendliness stand-point becomes greater due to climate change, Kolon’s key strategy is to enable a Sustainable Polymer Economy (SPE) to satisfy the need. SPE is a concept with which no polymer enters the landfill, ultimately, with the initial polymer target being polyesters, to minimize environmental impact. One of the key aspects of this concept is chemical regeneration and recycling of polymers.
DEMETO enables various companies in the polyester supply chain to collaborate to find a best sustainable solution to a global polyester waste problem. In this regard, Kolon is happy to support the DEMETO project with the aim of eliminating polyester waste and to support the enablement of sustainable polyester economy.