Circular Polymers by Ascend, a recycler of post-consumer carpet, recently launched Cerene, a line of recycled polymers and materials made from the company’s proprietary carpet reclaiming technology.

Cerene is available as polyamide 6 and 66, PET, polypropylene and calcium carbonate as a consistent, sustainable feedstock for many applications, including molding and compounding. 

Recycling experts from Circular Polymers showcased Cerene at Compounding World Expo on June 14-15 at the Messe Essen in Germany. 

Ascend Performance Materials, a fully integrated producer of durable high-performance materials and the majority owner of Circular Polymers by Ascend, is known for its innovations in nylon 6,6. Cerene will continue that legacy with offerings in nylon 6,6, while also bringing to market recycled polymers such as nylon 6, PET and PP. 

Circular Polymers by Ascend converts post-consumer carpet into fiber and pellets. The company uses a proprietary process in its California-based facilities to achieve unparalleled efficiency in recycling, successfully providing a new life for virtually every component of the carpet and backing. The company has redirected 85 million pounds of carpet from landfills into new goods since 2018. 

Ascend has a sustainability strategy based on three pillars: empowering people, innovating solutions and operating without compromise. The company recently announced two new efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of its products. 

Circular Polymers’ has been recognized as an industry leader with the Plastic Industry Sustainability Innovation award, Innovation Showcase award from the Association of Plastic Recyclers, Arrow Award from the California Product Stewardship Council, and Processor of the Year Award from the Carpet America Recovery Effort