A successful circular plastics economy requires optimized collection and sorting processes that are upstream of the recycling of recyclable materials. Advanced process technologies are used to recover polymers and monomers, which are initially fed into the cycle and can then be further processed into products.
Our offer to you:
- We want to optimize the upstream process steps in the current recycling of plastics. The aim is to ensure that, when plastic waste is collected and sorted, a larger quantity of suitable material can be returned to production as a raw material (recycled content).
- We develop raw material and mechanical processes as well as conceptual aspects in order to obtain polymers and monomers from the industry-specific lifecycles of plastics.
- We develop conceptual measures for optimized collection and sorting.
We are investigating both chemical recycling processes for conventional and bio-based polymers and recovery strategies for mass plastics such as PS (polystyrene), PET (polyethylene terephthalate), and PU (polyurethane). A holistic approach is particularly important: Our comprehensive analysis thus takes into account parameters such as eco-efficiency and the cost-benefit ratio. The result is a catalog of measures that includes the various sectors and types of plastics and takes account of country-specific waste management developments.