Catalytic chemical process for PET

IBM researchers have created a new technology called VolCat, a catalytic waste-free chemical process that claims that it can turn even coloured PET into a renewable resource.

VolCat aims to use a precise combination of chemicals, heat and pressure to reduce this amount of plastic, and ultimately the amount of waste, produced.

This technology is part of IBM’s annual “5 in 5” predictions detailing five innovations that aims to help change our lives in the next five years.

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