Amalia Gil Receives Young Leader Award, GreenMantra™ Technologies Recognized With Sustainability Award From Canadian Plastics Industry Association

BRANTFORD, Canada, Sept. 26, 2017 () Amalia Gil, process engineer for GreenMantra Technologies, received the Young Leader Award, and the company was recognized for its innovative green technology with a Sustainability Award, at the annual Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) awards program September 19.

The Young Leader Award presented to Gil is designed to showcase a young professional who demonstrates leadership in plastics innovation, technology and sustainability and serves as a positive role model for other young professionals. GreenMantra received the Sustainability Award for its innovative, patented technology that converts waste plastics into high value specialty polymers and wax products.

Gil, 27, joined GreenMantra in 2012, and was part of the core team that led the design, construction and commissioning of the company’s initial demonstration plant for conversion of waste plastic to synthetic wax. Later, Gil was an integral member of the engineering team tasked with design and construction of its 5,000 metric ton commercial manufacturing facility. Gil is a lead contributor to the company’s environmental, health and safety programs and serves as a mentor to other associates. In the community, she oversees the company’s engineering co-op programs with local universities and serves as “engineer in residence” for elementary schools in her community.

“Amalia is deserving of this important industry recognition based upon her outstanding contributions to our company, our industry and our community,” said GreenMantra President and CEO Kousay Said. “She has played a key role in our company’s growth and success and serves as a role model to others in our industry.”

GreenMantra was also recognized by the CPIA with the Sustainability Award for its patented technology and proprietary process that converts polyolefin waste plastics into high-value polyethylene and polypropylene waxes and other specialty polymers. These materials are used in various applications in asphalt paving and roofing, plastics processing, adhesives and coatings, and other industries. The company recently announced it has developed allied technology that converts waste polystyrene, the least recycled plastic, into styrenic polymers with potential applications in inks, insulation and other end uses. The company is at the forefront of helping to create a circular economy for plastics where waste plastics are not discarded but recycled and reused in higher value applications.

About GreenMantra
Based in Brantford, Ontario, GreenMantra™ Technologies utilizes a proprietary thermo-catalytic system and patented process to cost-effectively convert and “up-cycle” waste plastics, including hard-to-recycle materials such as grocery bags and film, into high-value specialty chemicals. These materials have a broad range of applications in the coatings, plastics processing, adhesives, roofing and paving industries. More information on the company, its products and its innovative technology can be found at

Mike Freeman
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