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Koch Modular Process Systems to supply modular recycling systems for PureCycle polypropylene facility

By Scott Jenkins |

Koch Modular Process Systems, LLC (Paramus, N.J.; www.kochmodular.com), a provider of engineered and fabricated modular reaction and mass-transfer systems, today announced that they are expanding their ongoing business relationship with PureCycle Technologies, Inc.  and will supply the modular recycling systems for their second facility in Augusta, Georgia. This work will help address the global need to transform plastic waste into a renewable resource.

PureCycle and Koch Modular have worked together for more than six years. Most recently Koch was awarded the design and construction of PureCycle’s Phase II commercial ultra-pure recycled (UPR) polypropylene facility located in Ironton, Ohio in 2020. PureCycle’s technology and process removes color, odor, and other contaminants from polypropylene plastic waste, resulting in like-new material that can be recycled time and time again.

The Master Services Agreement between Koch Modular and PureCycle establishes the applicable cost framework, schedule structure, scope of supply, division of responsibility, execution specifications and terms and conditions for future recycling plants.

Under the agreement, Koch Modular will supply the modularly constructed polypropylene recycling systems, starting with PureCycle’s newest facility in Augusta, Georgia. Future projects will include both domestic and international sites.

Koch Modular has successfully designed and constructed modular systems for the global chemical processing industry for over 40 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.  

PureCycle Technologies holds a global license to commercialize the only patented, solvent-based purification recycling technology, developed by The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G), for restoring waste polypropylene (PP) into ultra-pure resin. The proprietary process removes color, odor and other contaminants from recycled feedstock resulting in an ultra-pure polypropylene suitable for any PP market. 

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