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Chemical recycling of plastics, textiles and composites

Chemical recycling complements the mechanical recycling of plastics, textiles and glass/carbon fiber composites. Through chemical recycling mixed, aged and End-of-Life plastic streams may be recycled. This enables our already used plastic materials to enter a new life in a secondary product.

RISE offer interdisciplinary expertise on chemical recycling of plastics, textiles, and composites. By decomposing the plastic into monomers the "chemical building blocks" can be recovered. These can be repolymerized into recycled plastic raw materials or used for chemicals and fuels. Textiles can be dissolved or molten and used for man-made fiber production. With chemical recycling, reinforcement materials such as glass fibers, carbon fiber, fillers and other additives (colorants, flame retardants, etc.) can be separated. Cemical recycling is more tolerant to mixed and less pure plastic, textile and composite streams compared to mechanical recycling.

What we offer:

  • Evaluation of your product in our recycling reactors
  • Development of new innovative chemical recycling processes
  • Chemical analysis of recycled fiber and chemical building blocks
  • Repolymerization of recycled chemical building blocks into thermoplastic
  • Circular design - How is recycling of your product improved by choosing the right raw material?
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