Post-consumer (PCR) vs Post-industrial (PIR) waste

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The difference between PCR & PIR, together with recyclability properties of Santoprene™ TPV are some of the topics discussed during Bjørn Thorsen and ExxonMobil Chemical joint webinar held on March 11, 2021.

The webinar European Green Deal: Innovation opportunities using thermoplastic elastomers was presented by Mikko Långström, Business Sales Manager for Advanced Polymers at Bjørn Thorsen and Vincent Rerat, Technical Expert at ExxonMobil Chemical.

Many questions from the audience were about post-consumer and post-industrial waste.

Post-consumer waste is waste produced by the end customer, hence generated from the product after it has served its intended purpose at the consumer (in other words, after the end of its lifecycle).

Post-industrial waste (or pre-consumer waste) is waste generated at industrial level, during the production process of the product; meaning a material that was discarded before it was ready for consumer use.  It excludes the re-utilization of materials such as rework, regrind or scrap generated in a process and capable of been reclaimed within the same process. Post-industrial and pre-consumer are different names for a similar type of waste.

You can find all Q&A related to these topics, together with webinar recording and presentation slides here.

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