Recompounds – Solutions for circular value creation

In addition to the distribution of polymers and additives, Brenntag develops and produces customized compounds. In the process, the integration of alternative raw materials is becoming increasingly relevant.

Efficient solutions for polymers recycling

Recompounds are based on recycled production residues from the polymers industry, e. g. sprues or start-up parts. Recycling processes timely make the valuable raw materials available again for product development and processing.

Products for sophisticated applications

Innovative materials with specific properties are created from sorted regrind by compounding. These are reused in sophisticated technical applications, e.g. for e-mobility or regenerative energies.

Recycling without quality loss

The recycling concept enables reuse at a consistently high quality level. The properties of the recompounds can even be improved compared with the base material through targeted additives and modified to suit individual customer requirements. For example, opaque to transparent materials and various color settings, such as for lighting applications like vehicle lighting, can be realized.

Sustainable materials

Recycling polymers from industrial production is an effective and sustainable solution for saving limited resources, reducing residual material quantities and emissions, and advancing the circular economy.

For your circular value creation

We also advise customers on setting up their own recycling system to save costs, achieve sustainability targets, prevent raw material shortages and supply bottlenecks, and secure competitiveness.

Recompounds advantages

  • Saving primary raw materials and CO2
  • Less waste and environmental impact
  • Cost savings compared to new goods
  • Constant high quality and reliable availability
  • Specially tailored to customer requirements

Download: Raw materials shortage in the spotlight: Recycling breathes new life into high-quality polymers, in Sustainability Insights 2023

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Solutions for your sustainability targets

We support you in achieving your sustainability goals.


Our circular portfolio also includes: 

  • Biobased high-performance polymers
  • Products with reduced CO2 footprint, e.g. PMMA-based
  • Sustainable TPV and polyolefins
  • Biobased plasticizers
  • Antioxidants for recycling
  • Water treatment for polymers recycling


Download: Polymer recycling solutions EMEA