QCP was founded in April 2014 of which SUEZ is a partner. QCP is located in Chemelot industrial park in Sittard-Geleen (Netherlands), a strategic location in terms of polymers research, development and production of Polymers. At the heart of Western Europe, QCP benefits both in terms of supply and demand from the high population density. In addition to that, QCP has easy access to rail, barge and road connections.
QCP is producing Polyethylene (PE) and Polypropylene (PP) compounds from circular polymers (post-consumer and post-industrial waste) for typical applications such as Crates & Boxes, Bottles & Cans, Automotive parts and E&E applications. At QCP SUEZ processes plastics from the sorting centre in Rotterdam (plastics packaging used by households) and from industries, as secondary raw materials. The new plant produces high quality raw materials for the plastics industry.
- Contributes to the circular economy and improves the environmental footprint by saving energy and reducing CO2 emissions.
- Responds to the needs of consumers and brand owners who increasingly call for sustainable products
- By using mechanically recycled polyolefins, the resource depletion reduces with a factor 20 compared to fossil based polyolefins. The impact of recycled polyolefins on global warming is only 10% compared to fossil based polyolefins.
- Mechanical recycling of polyolefins reduces acidification and eutrophication with more than a factor 10 compared to fossil based polyolefins.
- Creates a complete new value chain in the field of sustainable polymers.
- The Sittard-Geleen facility is converting consumer waste into 25,000 tons of polypropylene (PP) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) per year.
- With an objective of 35,000 tons in 2018, and 50,000 tons before 2020, the production capacity of the plant will be unique in Europe.
- SUEZ plastics strategy in Europe, and it will help to reach our objective to process 600,000 tons of plastic waste in 2020.
- The group operates 9 specialist facilities in Europe in which every year 400,000 tons of plastic waste are processed and 150,000 tons of new plastic resources are produced.
- As with any Circular Economy plant, an increase in the demand for the secondary raw material drives the investment.
- Regulation and other pull measures drives the demand.
QCP has engaged in partnerships with specific strategic and regional interests. SUEZ Environnement is in the downstream market and closes the circular loop.