Versalis Revive gives new life to recycled plastic


Versalis has launched a new line of products made of recycled plastic, called Versalis Revive. The first range of these products, which have been developed at Versalis’ research laboratories and are based on different polymers, including polysterene and polyethylene, has been presented at the K fair in Düsseldorf. In particular, Versalis Revive EPS is an expandable polystyrene made of recycled raw materials from separated domestic waste collected in Italy, including polystyrene cups, trays and yogurt pots. The project is being carried out in collaboration with Corepla (Italian Consortium for the Collection, Recycling and Recovery of Plastic Packaging). The material will be commercially available from November, and can fulfill the same uses as virgin polystyrene, as insulating panels to save energy in buildings, or as protective packaging for appliances and furniture.