Chemical Upcycling/Modification

Pyrolysis and hydrocracking are commonly used to convert polymers such as polyethylene and polypropylene into fuels or waxy feedstocks. RenuMAT and SET groups at WRI also perform these processes. However, RenuMAT has developed technologies for selective chemical breakdown and modification of functionalized (PVC) or condensation-based (PET, nylon, polyeurethane, etc.) polymers to produce additives for asphalt markets. This breakdown and modification can be achieved with bio-based solvents and other solvents.

For more information, contact:

Jeramie Adams / Bio
Vice President
(307) 721-2324

Western Research Institute
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Laramie, WY 82072

(307) 721-2011
(888) 463-6974 or (888) Info-WRI

You can contact WRI directly by phone (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. MST, Monday-Friday) at the numbers above.
Also, you are welcome to contact the appropriate WRI representative directly.


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