The material that will be produced is made in the plant that the Asociación de Cooperativas Argentinas owns in Cañada de Gómez, also in Santa Fe, and will supply the local and regional market. The resin is part of Dow’s commitments to encourage mechanical recycling, helping to close the gaps to sustainably complete the plastics cycle, and can be incorporated into different applications that seek to include recycled content.
“Dow’s experience in materials science and application development capabilities in combination with ACA’s technology and expertise for post-consumer material recovery allow the material to be processed into a high-value resin,” said Martín Bianchi, Dow sustainability manager for the southern region of Latin America.
At the beginning of August this year, Dow announced its decision to close the Puerto San Martín plant, keeping only the one it has in the Buenos Aires town of Bahía Blanca. Two months later, the National Commission for the Defense of Competition (CNDC) ordered Dow not to innovate, not alter or modify the productive assets of San Lorenzo, in the framework of an investigation opened for alleged abuse of a dominant position by the company. firm.
A week later, the president of the petrochemical company, Javier Constante, announced the decision to keep the Santa Fe plant active, after a meeting he held with the Minister of Productive Development, Matías Kulfas, and the governor of that province, Omar Perotti, and reaffirmed “the company’s commitment to Argentina.”
Dow’s new agreement with ACA “is in line with the new sustainability goals recently announced by the petrochemical company for 2030,” the company reported.
Through this new commitment “and other direct actions or through partnerships, Dow will help eliminate 1 million tons of plastics from the environment.” “The successful implementation of a circular economy will only be possible through collaboration between industry, consumers, NGOs and the government,” the company said in a statement.