ORLEN Unipetrol continues gradually performing its commitment to become carbon neutral by 2050 at the latest. Its business currently develops circular economy principles, progressively replacing input fossil materials with waste materials, which after processing by modern recycling processes, can be put up for resale as a product. From January next year, recycled polyethylene (r-PE) and polypropylene (r-PP) will also be offered under the Enviten® brand.
“Enviten represents another step on our path towards a sustainable future. With our sequential transformation and implementation of innovative solutions and products like Eviten, we also help our business partners who further work and do business with our products advance and meet the challenging environmental targets,” says Ryszard Pilch, Member of the ORLEN Unipetrol Group Board of Directors.
The new product represents a new standard for an environmentally friendly material. It is an innovative solution for sustainable industry and recycling. The ability to stabilize with additive blends that extend its life in use makes it a great choice for a variety of applications. ORLEN Unipetrol Group is thus taking concrete steps towards its goal of exceeding a 15% share of recycled material in petrochemical production by 2030.
r-PE and r-PP Enviten® are supplied as pellets in homogenised batches that provide consistent end-use quality. Pellets are stored in vacuum sacks with protective packaging, which protects the material against weather conditions. Both products are produced by ORLEN Unipetrol Group in its subsidiary REMAQ in Otrokovice, which is a Czech leader and a leading player in Central and Eastern Europe and is engaged in the production and trading of plastic recyclates, especially polypropylene, polyethylene and polystyrene.
Enviten® r-PE can be used for injections, extrusions, and blow moulding. Thus, the final products include crates, pallets, construction products, gardening tools, corrugated pipes, non-pressure pipes, boards, containers up to 10 L, or nubby foils. Enviten® r-PP, offers a broad scale of applications, depending on the customer’s specific needs. Therefore, the final products can also include household and office items, various tools, boards, packaging, and other products for the automotive and construction industry.
The ORLEN Unipetrol Group is the largest refining and petrochemical company in the Czech Republic. It focuses on crude oil processing and the production, distribution and sale of vehicle fuels and petrochemical products – particularly plastics and fertilisers. It belongs among the key players on the Czech and Central European markets in all these areas. The ORLEN Unipetrol Group encompasses refineries and production plants in Litvínov and Kralupy nad Vltavou, Paramo in Pardubice, Spolana in Neratovice, REMAQ in Otrokovice, and two research centres in Litvínov and Brno. ORLEN Unipetrol also includes the ORLEN Benzina network of petrol stations in the Czech Republic and the ORLEN network in Slovakia and Hungary. ORLEN Unipetrol is one of the largest companies in the Czech Republic in terms of turnover. It employs almost 6,000 people. ORLEN Unipetrol is also a socially responsible company, particularly in the areas of supporting sustainable development, education, local communities and the environment. In 2005, ORLEN Unipetrol became part of the ORLEN Group, the largest oil refiner in Central Europe.