VolCat

A New Approach to Recycling Plastics

VolCat turns waste polyethylene terephthalate (PET) into a substance ready to be fed directly into new plastic manufacturing.
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Used plastic may become the next renewable resource, thanks to a radical new process from IBM Research™ called VolCat. 

In lab tests, the process — short for volatile catalyst — turns used plastic bottles into piles of a pure material that can be used to manufacture new plastic products, replacing petroleum-based feedstocks.

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