ENHANCE the circularity of plastics

ENHANCE the circularity of plastics with IrgaCycle® additive solutions designed for the mechanical recycling process


After the washing stage, the dried flakes are fed into an extruder where they are melted for further processing. During this process plastic polymers are susceptible to oxidative and thermal degradation. At this stage the physical properties of the plastic can be enhanced by the use of specialized additives.

After Sorting and Washing the Plastics should be enhanced

Rejuvenating recycled plastics with IrgaCycle® additive solutions

Virgin plastic polymers are primarily designed and stabilized for a single lifecycle. Mechanically recycling polyolefin plastics can generate a number of issues with the material performance including impurities, gel formation, mechanical weaknesses, and melt-flow fluctuations. IrgaCycle® additive solutions are specifically tailored for to address these challenges and yield a higher quality recyclate. 


Our IrgaCycle® additive solutions enable
  • Brand owners to achieve their circular economy and sustainability targets
  • Plastic converters to incorporate more recycled content
  • Mechanical recyclers to improve recyclate quality and processability
Based on our industry-leading knowledge of plastics stabilization, we offer a range of solutions for improved mechanical recycling and circularity. 
  • Highly efficient additive packages, in a dust-free and easy-to-dose form
  • Additive solutions approved for use in plastic articles for food contact
  • Specialized clarifying and/or nucleating agents
  • Extensive analytical and testing capabilities to support your trials
  • Technical support for specific challenges

  • Effective at very low dosing levels, compared to other additive packages
  • Suitable for a wide range of polyolefin grades and applications 
  • Broad food contact approvals globally 
  • Proven expertise to provide customized additive solutions 
  • Global regulatory support and production footprint

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