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Christophe PREUX

Head of Department, Physico Chemistry of Complex Fluids and Materials
Christophe Preux graduated from the MATMECA engineering school (+ DEA in applied mathematics) (2003) before completing his doctoral thesis at the University of Bordeaux 1 in partnership with the CEA
Issues and Foresight

Everything you need to know about plastic recycling

Plastic is an integral part of our daily lives and consumption habits and continues to be produced in massive quantities, causing more and more waste. It’s a complex situation that has prompted a range of regulatory responses around the world. In France and in Europe, regulations are primarily focused on
Plastics recycling
Innovation and Industry

Our networks

Plastics recycling Our networks Axelera competitiveness cluster The chemical recycling of plastics is an important theme for the Axelera competitiveness cluster, of which IFPEN is a founding member. Petcore Europe Association, based in Brussels, representing the complete PET value chain in Europe AC2R The role of the Association alliance chimie
Plastics recycling
Innovation and Industry

Our strengths

Plastics recycling Our strengths IFPEN applies its long-standing expertise in a variety of specific areas to the chemical recycling of plastics: • chemicals and chemical engineering, • catalysis (homogeneous, heterogeneous), • analysis, • process engineering, • dimensioning of pilot units. This expertise has already been demonstrated via IFPEN’s achievements in
Plastics recycling
Innovation and Industry

Our solutions

Plastics recycling Our solutions • Dissolution • Depolymerization • Conversion Back in the 1990s, with the increasingly widespread use of PET as a food packaging material, IFPEN launched its first research projects focusing on recycling via depolymerization. But mechanical recycling technologies were sufficient at the time to meet the sector’s
Plastics recycling
Innovation and Industry

Plastics recycling

Plastics recycling Overview and challenges Plastics are widely used in a number of applications: packaging, building, vehicles, household appliances, agriculture, etc. The constant increase in their production goes hand in hand with a corresponding increase in the amount of plastic waste. The environmental challenges associated with this waste, as well
Climate, environment and circular economy
Innovation and Industry

Climate, environment and circular economy

New R&I themes, stimulated by the energy transition and circular economy markets, are beginning to emerge. The multidisciplinarity of IFPEN’s researchers is used in projects covering fields as diverse as CO2 capture/storage and plastics recycling, addressing the problems of industry. CO2 capture, utilization and storage Plastics recycling Environmental monitoring Life