GreenMantra starts up new manufacturing plant in Brantford, Ont.

Facility will have capacity to produce 5,000 tonnes of specialty chemicals and waxes per year.

BRANTFORD, Ont. — GreenMantra Technologies, a manufacturer of high-value waxes and specialty chemicals derived from recycled plastic feedstocks, has completed construction of a new manufacturing plant, to expand its production capacity to 5,000 tonnes per year.

The company utilizes a proprietary catalytic system and patented process to cost-effectively transform hard-to-recycle polyolefin plastics such as grocery bags, shrink wrap, bottle caps, milk jugs and shampoo bottles into high-value waxes, greases, lubricants and other specialty chemicals.

Its wax products include “drop in” replacements as well as novel waxes that are competitive with waxes made from traditional petroleum-based feedstocks for a range of applications in the coatings, plastics, adhesives, asphalt roofing and paving, and inks industries.

The plant in Brantford, Ont. is a semi-continuous manufacturing operation and has been designed to accommodate future expansions as well as an upgrade to a continuous, fixed-bed process.

It was funded primarily through GreenMantra’s private equity investors, as well as with grants from the Ontario Innovation Demonstration Fund (IDF) and Sustainable Development Technology Canada.

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