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Publication date: 09.12.2020

From fishing net to particle foam

Expanded polypropylene from maritime plastic waste

A large part of the plastic waste in the sea comes from the maritime industry. The Danish company Plastix recycles such old fishing nets and ropes. The granulate produced is used by JSP International, among others, to manufacture expanded polypropylene (EPP). This results in a 7% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to virgin material. 

For further information, view the article: "From Fishing Net to Particle Foam", covering the recycling of fishing nets to manufacture expanded polypropylene.

Digger with fishing nets