Kenrich Petrochemicals Inc. has developed a titanium mixed-metal catalyst that can allow different post-consumer recycled plastics to be compatible.
The Kenreact-brand catalyst “regenerates [post-consumer plastics] in melt to virgin-like properties,” CEO Salvatore Monte said during the Global Plastics Summit in Chicago, Oct. 29 and 30. The Bayonne, N.J.-based firm now is looking for a licensed partner to bring the product to market.
“The market needs better polymer compatibilizers,” he explained. “And our approach may make it practical.”
Kenrich — founded in 1945 — makes coupling and catalyzing agents, anti-static agents, plasticizers and other products.