On the sideline of the Chemical Recycling Europe Forum 2023, Pyrowave introduced its revolutionary Nanopurification Technology.
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Applied to plastic waste, this technology operates at the molecular level to remove contaminants from polymers with perfect control on purified resins.
It specifically addresses a challenge faced by most plastic waste recyclers including advanced recycling: the presence of contaminants in plastic waste and in pyrolysis oil.
In a world grappling with the growing concern of plastic pollution, one of the limiting factors caping the scaling of plastic recycling is the inability to secure feedstock compatible with level of purity required in end applications.
Notably, a recent United Nations report has highlighted the challenges of handling hazardous chemicals present in plastics – additives and contaminants that represent major concerns to human health and the environment.
Pyrowave's solution offers a plastic waste pre treatment to purify the resins that can be used in advanced recycling methods sensitive to contaminants, or directly into final applications.
This breakthrough approach has the potential to expand the range of recyclable plastics, including plastics with various contaminants and additives such as heavy metals, inorganic pigments, halogens, and flame retardants.
To debottleneck the access to plastic feedstock, Pyrowave standardizes the material upstream to be compliant with most advanced recycling process. In addition, the purified product can also be used directly in end applications.
Pyrowave has successfully demonstrated this technology by decontaminating polymers and supplying high quality recycled plastics to industries requiring strict compliance, including food contact applications.
Powered by electricity, Pyrowave's new technology is low carbon with approximatively 95% GHG emissions reduction compared to the virgin production of resins, and produces 100% traceable resins.
Pyrowave's solution enables higher recycling rates, less harmful substances in the environment and less GHG emissions than needed to produce virgin plastics. ■