CreaSolv® Pilot plant in Indonesia - Recycling of Polyethylene Sachets – Unilever (2015)

2018.11 Unilever SachetsSmall single-use plastic pouch packaging, so-called „sachets“ are very popular in developing and emerging countries, because they allow low-income consumers to buy small amounts of quality products that would otherwise be unaffordable to them.  Empty flexible packaging is just thrown away or ends up in landfill because there exist no viable recycling technology and generally it lacks a waste logistic in those countries as well. The fact that globally only 14% of all plastic packaging is recycled explains the reports about polluted beaches and garbage patches in the oceans and why Asia is seen as the main problem. But actually there is a growing awareness that every spot on this earth is affected and industrialized countries have a big problem with plastic packaging as well.

CreaSolv® Demonstration Plant in Holland (NL) - EPS Recycling with POP-Separation

2016 PSLoop Abfall WerkA Dutch cooperation set the goal, to build a CreaSolv® Demonstration plant until end of 2018, in order to recycle External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS) and interior thermal insulation systems with flame retardants in a way that the today banned hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) is removed and recovered polystyrene meets the Basel POP Guidelines1). HBCD was one of the most common flame retardant used in insulation, textiles and electronics.

CreaSolv® Demonstration plant for Plastic Packaging Waste – Lober (2018)

2021.09.12 Circular Packaging VerbundabfallIn order to protect sensitive and high-value products from the food and consumer goods segment, today plastic packaging systems have to meet high requirements and they increasingly consist of complex packaging composite constructions e.g. multi-layer plastic films. These often used multi-layer laminates made of polyethylene/polyamide (PE/PA) and polypropylene/polyethylene terephthalate (PP/PET) are  “not recyclable” according to the present state of the art, because existing processing facilities can only treat packaging waste made from one single polymer. The CreaSolv® Process offers a solution to the issue that multi-layer laminates from household waste can only be incinerated and therefore the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) supports the Circular Packaging1,11) project with 3.12 Million Euro.

CreaSolv® Pilot plant for Packaging & Automotive Compounds – MultiCycle Project

MultiCycle HomepageLess than 1/3 of plastic packaging waste is currently recycled due to technological and economic limitations, thus considering plastic as a single use commodity and the waste as a (financial) burden instead of a “resource”. In its new “Plastic Strategy1)” the European Commission set out a vision that includes cost-effective recycling, larger recycling capacities and a more integrated plastic value chain. The MultiCycle2) project is aimed at stopping resource depletion, land-filling and incineration in regards to plastic waste streams of the packaging and automotive sector. It will start on 1 November 2018 and last until 30 April 2022.

CreaSolv® Pilot plant for post-consumer PVC floor coverings with banned Plasticizer

2019 Circular Packaging Kreisbild ENThe overall aim of the project is to produce New Products from Waste PVC Flooring and Safe End-of-Life Treatment of Plasticisers, because only recycling rates of 20% have been achieved so far, while a large percentage of the PVC waste is still landfilled or incinerated. Therefore, the Circular Flooring consortium is further developing the CreaSolv® Process to separate the PVC (polyvinylchlorid) polymer from post-consumer floor coverings from legacy plasticizers (phthalic acid esters) that are not conform to the EU REACH-Directive.1)

CreaSolv® Demonstration Plant for Research and Industry Partners

2022.03.02 LÖMI CreaSolv Demonstration plantIn 2019, LÖMI opened a 2nd site in Germany for the construction of a multi-purpose CreaSolv® Demonstration Plant for the European MultiCycle Project, that will run until April 2022.

The plant is designed for alternating demonstration operation for different waste and plastic fractions.