Chemical recycling towards infinitely recyclable plastic.

Hoop™ is Versalis’ project to develop a new technology for the chemical recycling of plastic waste. The initiative was launched in 2020 through a joint development agreement with the Italian engineering company Servizi di Ricerche e Sviluppo (S.R.S), owner of a proprietary pyrolysis technology. This technology is being further developed to transform mechanically non-recyclable waste into raw material to produce polymers with the same technical characteristics as fossil-based ones. Versalis has planned to build an initial 6 Kt per year demonstration plant, with the objective of a subsequent progressive scale-up starting with plants in Italy