Global Solvent-based Plastic Recycling Market to Reach $965.1 Million by 2030

DUBLIN, Oct. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The “Solvent-based Plastic Recycling Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Product (Polyethylene, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polypropylene, Polyvinyl Chloride, Polystyrene), by Application, by Region, and Segment Forecasts, 2022-2030” report has been added to  ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.


The global solvent-based plastic recycling market size is expected to reach USD 965.10 million by 2030, according to this report. The market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 5.9% from 2022 to 2030.

The growing consumption of plastics has resulted in growing plastic waste which because of improper plastic waste management has become a global crisis. Solvent-based recycling of plastic waste is one of the innovative ways to solve this crisis. To remove impurities a selective solvent dissolution process is used to recover plastics of minimum standards suitable for reuse.

Solvent-based processes can be useful in recycling plastics that are currently non-recyclable. Multilayer plastic materials are being used in many applications like electrical and electronic industries, and food and medical packaging.

Globally about 100 million tons of multilayer plastics containing as many as twelve layers of varying polymers are produced each year. As recycling multilayer plastics is difficult almost all of that plastic ends up in landfills or incinerators. Solvent-based recycling can help solve this crisis by recycling multilayer plastics.

Some of the major companies in the solved-based recycling industry include Proctor & Gamble, APK AG, and Fraunhofer. Companies are resorting to collaborations and establishing new recycling plants to capture the market. For example, In August 2021, PureCycle Technologies signed an agreement with SK Global Chemical to set up a polypropylene (PP) recycling plant in South Korea. Also, major universities are actively researching to find novel methods of solvent recycling.

For example, scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) have discovered a method called Solvent-Targeted Recovery and Precipitation (STRAP) processing for extracting the plastics in multilayer plastics using solvents. In this process, polymers in a commercial multilayer plastic such as polyethylene, polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and ethylene vinyl alcohol by using a sequence of solvent washes.

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter 1. Methodology and Scope

Chapter 2. Executive Summary

Chapter 3. Market Variables, Trends, and Scope

Chapter 4. Solvent-based plastic recycling Market: Product Estimates & Trend Analysis

Chapter 5. Solvent-based plastic recycling Market: Application Estimates & Trend Analysis

Chapter 6. Solvent-based plastic recycling Market: Regional Estimates & Trend Analysis

Chapter 7. Competitive Landscape

Chapter 8. Company Profiles

Companies Mentioned

  • Solvay
  • Sulzer Ltd
  • Trinseo
  • APK AG
  • Fraunhofer
  • PolystyreneLoop
  • PureCycle Technologies Inc
  • Saperatec GmbH

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