Fraunhofer IVVThe Fraunhofer Institut IVV is specialized in process development for the patented CreaSolv® Process, a solvent-based recycling process.Where other common separation technologies fail are the challenges for this technique:

  • Plastic waste streams
  • Plastic-plastic compound waste streams
  • Plastic-metal compound waste streams

The separation of impurities embedded in polymers, like flame retardants, is another area of specialization.

In order to keep development cost as low as possible for interested clients, the development work normally breaks up in three steps:

  1. Feasability study (laoratory scale)
  2. Pilot scale (several 100 kilograms)
  3. Pilot plant (several 100 tons)

2010 technikum ivvIn pilot scale different process steps can be combined in the existing equipment, practically tested and optimized, before moving up to the next scale-up-level. With this approach it is also possible to estimate process and investment cost, allowing for a high confidence level in the decision process. 

The Fraunhofer Association is an important supplier of innovative know-how and partner for small and medium sized companies (SMEs) without own research & development department.