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Sustainable solutions with Ultramid® Ccycled

High-quality polyamides made from plastic waste

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BASF supports your sustainable solutions with its new Ultramid Ccycled products

BASF’s ChemCycling project is breaking new ground in the recycling of plastic waste. Chemical recycling primarily uses plastic waste that was previously used for energy recovery or simply thrown away, such as consumer plastics which were removed during the recycling process. In a thermochemical process, the plastics waste is converted into basic chemicals which are fed into the BASF Verbund as a raw material. Applying a mass balance approach, it is possible to allocate those chemicals to certain products manufactured in the Verbund, for example our Ultramid Ccycled products. This replaces and saves fossil resources.

Benefits for you:

  • Chemical recycling uses plastic waste that is otherwise not suitable for high-quality recycling.
  • No downcycling – quality is equivalent to that of new products.
  • The products are food safe.
  • No need to modify your production plants or processes to accommodate the products. The Ccycled products are drop-in products.
  • A closed loop is possible.

Our products made from chemically recycled material:

  Ultramid Ccycled postC1 Ultramid Ccycled postC2 Ultramid Ccycled preC3

Raw material source

Mixed plastic household waste 
(“Yellow Sack”)

Scrap tires Polyamide production and process waste
Process Pyrolysis Pyrolysis Cracking-Process
Mass balancing x x x
Processing and production quality Equivalent to PA made of fossil raw materials Equivalent to PA made of fossil raw materials Equivalent to PA made from fossil resources
Food contact x x x
Sustainability aspects
  • Upcycling potential in a circular economy
  • CO2 savings compared to energy recovery
  • Saving of fossil resources
  • Upcycling: Conversion of scrap tires into high-quality plastics
  • CO2 savings compared to energy recovery
  • Saving of fossil resources
  • CO2-savings compared to incineration or landfill
  • Saving of fossil raw materials

Possible claims for customer
applications*

  • Contributes to a circular economy
  • Closes the loop
  • This requires less primary fossil raw material
  • This requires less primary fossil raw material
  • For this less primary fossil raw materials have been used

Certified by independent
certification bodies.

x x x
Available As of 10/2021 As of now
As of now
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Sustainable solutions with Ultramid® Ccycled

High-quality polyamides made from plastic waste