Ricron Panels, specializing in low value plastic recycling, raises Series A funding led by Boon Sustainability

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  • Boon Sustainability Technologies is led by Polycab promoters, Bharat Jaisinghani and Nikhil Jaisinghani. Other investors in the round include Harsh Mohunta, Managing Director of Classic Display Systems, Dinesh Babbar, Ex-President at Infra.Market, boutique investment bank Veromint Advisors, Venkatesh Srinivasan, Ex Partner EY GDS, Renuka Sharma, Architecht and and Kaushik Rajan, founder at Stoicus Legal.
  • Existing investors include leading circular economy investment management firm, Circulate Capital, which operates the largest recycling portfolio in Asia and is backed by some of the world’s largest brands.
  • Ricron is a plastic waste recycling company that specializes in transforming low value multi-layer plastic (MLP) waste into high quality building materials
  • Ricrons’s proprietary technology currently recycles and 5000 tons per year
  • Funds raised to be used for expanding their presence in India, marketing, capital expenditure and growth capital

Gujarat-based plastic waste recycling company, Ricron Panels, has raised a Series A round led by Boon Sustainable Technologies. The round also saw participation from Harsh Mohunta, Managing Director of Classic Display Systems, Dinesh Babbar, Ex President at Infra.Market, Boutique investment bank Veromint Advisors, Venkatesh Srinivasan, Ex Partner EY GDS, Renuka Sharma, Architecht and Kaushik Rajan, founder of Stoicus Legal.

The deal was facilitated by Veromint Advisors as the financial advisor and Kaushik Rajan, founder at Stoicus Legal, was the legal advisor for Ricron Panels for this transaction.

Ricron Panels is a pioneer of converting low-value multi-layer plastic (MLP) into high-quality, carbon-negative, and eco-friendly building materials using its patented technology. The end applications include furniture, housing, roofing, construction, offering a viable and sustainable alternative to traditional materials. Ricron’s panels provide a high-utility, cost-effective substitute for plywood, metal, and cement roofing, presenting a green building solution for both emerging and developed markets.

Recognized globally for its environmental contributions, Ricron has earned numerous accolades, including the Climate Solver Award for Innovation in Technology 2019 by WWF.

Founded by, Rahul Chaudhary and Radhika Chaudhary, Ricron’s patented technology transforms non-recyclable plastic waste into versatile, waterproof, rust-proof, fire-retardant, heat-resistant, termite-proof, and impact-resistant building materials. These products, including roofing, framework shuttering, doors, panels, and storage pallets, not only offer superior nail and screw holding strength compared to traditional plywood and MDF but also come at a cost-effective price point.

The company recycles 5,000 tonnes of plastic annually, preventing one ton of deforestation, avoiding the emission of 4.01 tons of CO2, and saving 21,000 MJ of energy for every ton of Ricron produced. Additionally, Ricron was the first company in India to generate an Extended producer responsibility (EPR) credit.

The funds raised in the current round will be utilized to bolster marketing and distribution efforts to expand Ricron’s presence in the Indian market, further amplifying its environmental and economic impact.

Rahul Chaudhary, Director and Co- Founder, Ricron Panel says, “Waste management is emerging as a major concern across the nations worldwide as we continue to develop and urbanize. India is one such country which is constantly developing along with its growing population and consumerism causing rapid increase in plastic intake. To mitigate this formidable plastic wastage, Ricron was established to back waste management and offer a promising solution. With our state of art technology, today we are manufacturing responsible building materials by recycling 5000 tons of plastic per year and in the next 2 years, we plan to recycle 24000 tons per year.”

Ricron’s manufacturing plant is currently present in Ankleshwar and Bhopal, the company aims to expand in at least 4 more locations across India within the next 5 years.  The company has marquee customers like L&T, Tata Projects, DLF, Maruti Suzuki, RMZ, SLEEK, Asian Paints, Decathlon, Nestle and more.  

Speaking on the investment, Bharat Jaisinghani, Boon Sustainability, says, “Over the years plastic usage across sectors has been on rise and so has been the after-usage waste which is not only exhausting the dumping space but also causing environmental hazards. Ricron with its innovative technology enables waste plastic to convert into sustainable products. At Boon Sustainability, we aim to extend strategic support to Ricron and scale this sustainable business worldwide.”

Across India’s many towns and cities, which are often ranked among the world’s most polluted, the absence of an organized management of plastic waste leads to widespread littering and pollution. The UNDP programme, which began in 2018, has so far collected 83,000 metric tonnes of plastic waste. India generates about 3.4 million tonnes of plastic waste annually. 

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