Lotte Chemical produces first petrochemical product using waste plastics

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Lotte Chemical produced a petrochemical product using pyrolysis oil-based naphtha extracted from waste plastics. Photo= Lotte Chemical
Lotte Chemical produced a petrochemical product using pyrolysis oil-based naphtha extracted from waste plastics. Photo= Lotte Chemical
Lotte Chemical [011170] said Wednesday it has produced a petrochemical product using pyrolysis oil-based naphtha extracted from waste plastics for the first time in Korea.

The product is polycarbonate (PC), which is resistant to impact and has high heat resistance and transparency. It is high-value added synthetic resin applied to electric and electronic devices, home appliances, and automobile headlamps.

Waste plastic pyrolysis oil is obtained by heating waste plastics such as vinyl at high temperatures. It can be recycled as naphtha, a raw material for petrochemical products, after treatment process of removing impurities.

The pyrolysis oil technology is considered a key technology for the plastic resource circulation system as waste plastics that were previously incinerated can be used as raw materials for petrochemical products.

Lotte Chemical received pyrolysis naphtha extracted from waste plastics from Hyundai Oilbank last month, and put it into the naphtha cracking center (NCC) at its Yeosu plant.

Lotte Chemical’s eco-friendly PC products will soon be supplied to customers along with the “ISCC PLUS” eco-friendly certification.

The ISCC PLUS certification is an international certification given to products using eco-friendly materials throughout the all production processes, and Lotte Chemical has obtained certifications for seven synthetic resin products, including PCs using pyrolysis naphtha.


By Global Economic Reporter Myeong-seok Chae ; Translate by Gounee Yang