2008_autoschrott.jpgEvery end-of-life car is a source of raw material. During the today recycling process, polymers end up along with dust, slivers of metal and textile fluff in the non-metalic shredder residue (shredder-light-fraction). This mixes the plastics so indiscriminately that it has never been possible to seperate them into the individual types again and they are therefore used as reducing agents in blast furnaces. Toyota Europe, SiCon GmbH and Fraunhofer IVV addressed this issue in a pilot project (2006 - 2007).

Recycling of Metal-Plastic Compounds Hybrid Materials

By financing the project-network “ForCycle” with € 3 million the Bavarian state government2014 Forcycle supports the development of innovative recycling processes with a main interest on metals, composites, building materials and biogenic polymers over a period of 3 years (2014 – 2016).  
In a subproject the CreaSolv® Process is explored as gentle separation of metal-plastic compounds and their individual recovery is studied.

Read more: Forcycle (2014)

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.

Read more: MultiCycle (2018)

CreaSolv® Demonstration Plant for Research and Industry Partners

2022.03.02 LÖMI CreaSolv Demonstration plantIn 2019, a CreaSolv® Demonstration plant was built by LÖMI GmbH in Germany for the European MultiCycle project. After completion of this project, this CreaSolv® Plant will now also be available for sampling trials with research and industry partners from May 2022.

The plant is designed for alternating demonstration operation for different waste and plastic fractions and reaches a capacity of up to 25 kg/h, depending on the operating mode

LÖMI - CreaSolv® Demonstration Plant (2022)


Recycling of hazardous Plastic Waste (WEEE, ELV & CDW)

2019.06.01 NONTOX ProjectThe NONTOX project applies multiple recycling technologies to recycle hazardous plastic waste generated from Waste Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE), End of Life Vehicles (ELV) and Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW). The overall objective is to increase recycling rates of plastics waste containing hazardous substances by developing two recycling technologies “CreaSolv® Process and Extruclean” to produce safe and high-quality secondary plastic materials and by optimizing the overall process economics by integration because increasing recycling rates are crucial for a circular economy as stated in the EU Plastic Strategy1).

Read more: NONTOX Project (2019)