There has been growing interest in using PCR plastics mainly among global IT companies.
PCR (Post Consumer Recycled) plastic refers to separating and breaking up plastic from products used by final consumers, and then recycling it into a new plastic product through a compounding process for the reprocessed materials.
LG Chem has been producing an annual average of 10,000 tons of PCR products since 2009, and this is all thanks to PCR-PC (Polycarbonate).
PC (Polycarbonate) has stronger intensity and heat resistance compared to general-use plastic and it is a highly functional engineering plastic used as industrial materials.
Common products that use PCR-PC as source materials include water tanks in water purifiers, automobile head lights, and canopy awnings used at outdoor rest areas or subway entrances.
After completing their roles and are discarded, these products are combined with the outstanding process technologies of LG Chem and are produced as over 30 PC grades, and they are then reborn into various IT devices that we use!
It is estimated that PCR plastic can reduce CO2 emissions by about 40-50% compared to using general plastic products, and LG Chem’s PCR-PC was recognized as a pure PCR product by Germany’s official authentication institute, TUV (Technischer Uberwachungs Verin).
LG Chem will continue to do its best to fulfill its social responsibilities and find new business opportunities through resource circulation activities and ecosystem protection activities.