- SK Geo Centric ('SKGC') breaks ground on world's first plastics recycling cluster
- Infinite Loop™ manufacturing facility in Ulsan expected to begin construction at end of 2023 and reach completion by end of 2025
MONTREAL, QC / ACCESSWIRE / November 15, 2023 / Loop Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOOP) (the 'Company' or 'Loop'), a clean technology company whose mission is to accelerate a circular plastics economy by manufacturing 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate ('PET') plastic and polyester fiber, today announced that Daniel Solomita, Loop's Founder and CEO, had participated in the groundbreaking ceremony of SKGC's Ulsan Advanced Recycling Cluster ('Ulsan ARC') which took place on November 15th, 2023 in South Korea. Mr. Solomita presented the Company's sustainable plastics technology and its Infinite Loop™ manufacturing model at the event.
The event was attended by the Prime Minister of South Korea Han Duck-soo, Mayor of Ulsan Kim Doo-gyeom, Member of the National Assembly Park Sung Min, Deputy Minister of the Climate Change and Carbon Neutral Policy Office of the Ministry of Environment Geum Han-seung, Director of the Industrial Policy office of the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy Lee Seung-ryeol, Vice Chairman & CEO of SK Innovation Kim Jun, and SK Geo Centric CEO Na Kyung-soo along with 250 other guests.
'Ulsan, South Korea will become the backbone of the future plastic circular economy.' said Kim Jun, Vice Chairman & CEO of SK Innovation.
The Infinite Loop™ facility in Ulsan is expected to produce 70,000 tonnes of 100% recycled virgin-quality Loop™ PET resin annually and can play a significant role in the decarbonization of plastics with a projected savings of over 200,000 tonnes of CO2 per year compared to virgin PET made from fossil fuels1. This CO2 savings is equivalent to over 85 million liters of gasoline consumed or over 828 million kilometers driven by a gasoline car2.
Loop's Founder and CEO Daniel Solomita commented: 'Loop is proud to partner with SKGC and be an integral part of its ARC complex in Ulsan. After perfecting our breakthrough depolymerization technology to produce virgin quality PET plastic and polyester fiber made from 100% recycled material, and demonstrating our ability to successfully scale up our technology at our production facility in Quebec, we are now transitioning to the next stage of our strategic development. Our future is very exciting, as we initially contemplate three more facilities in our Asian joint venture with SKGC, as well as a planned facility in France, to support the commitment of our global brand partners to achieve their sustainability targets for recycled content.'
1 Source: South Korea LCA including the avoided waste disposal
2 Source: Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator | US EPA
About Loop Industries
Loop Industries is a technology company whose mission is to accelerate the world's shift toward sustainable PET plastic and polyester fiber and away from our dependence on fossil fuels. Loop Industries owns patented and proprietary technology that depolymerizes no and low-value waste PET plastic and polyester fiber, including plastic bottles and packaging, carpets and textiles of any color, transparency or condition and even ocean plastics that have been degraded by the sun and salt, to its base building blocks (monomers). The monomers are filtered, purified and polymerized to create virgin-quality Loop™ branded PET resin suitable for use in food-grade packaging and polyester fiber, thus enabling our customers to meet their sustainability objectives. Loop™ PET plastic and polyester fiber can be recycled infinitely without degradation of quality, successfully closing the plastic loop. Loop Industries is contributing to the global movement towards a circular economy by reducing plastic waste and recovering waste plastic for a sustainable future.
Common shares of the Company are listed on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol 'LOOP.'
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