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Carbios plans China plant with Zhink Group

First licensing contract to build a plant with a minimum annual processing capacity of 50,000 tons of prepared PET waste.

1st July 2024

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Clermont-Ferrand

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

Carbios has signed an agreement with Zhink Group to establish a new PET polyester (r-PET) recycling plant in China.

Headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Carbios is pioneering recycling via its enzymatic depolymerization technology and is currently constructing a €54 billion plant in Longlaville, in the Grand-Est region of France. This is expected to start delivering significant quantities of new recycled feedstocks in 2026.

Zhink Group is one of China’s Top 500 private enterprises and specialises in both PET polyester and textile production.

The two companies are planning a long-term partnership beginning with a first licensing contract to build a plant with a minimum annual processing capacity of 50,000 tons of prepared PET waste.

China is the world’s largest PET producer and also currently accounts for 78% of all PET transformed into r-PET, including PET bottles.

www.carbios.com

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