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

Small single-use plastic pouch packaging, so-called „sachets“ are very popular2018.11 Unilever Sachets 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

A Dutch cooperation set the goal,2018.05.28 EPS construction waste to build a CreaSolv® Pilot plant, 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 (HBCDD) is removed and recovered polystyrene meets the Basel POP Guidelines1).

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

Less than 1/3 of plastic packaging waste is currently recycled due to technological and2018.11. MultiCycle graphic 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 31 October 2021.

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

In order to protect sensitive and high-value products from the food and consumer2018.11. Pressefoto Circular Packaging IVV 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) project with 3.12 Million Euro.