Most of the waste streams worldwide are non-homogenous and consist of different polymers, additives, pigments, plasticizers, and other organic and inorganic content. The inability to sufficiently pre sort waste streams results in landfilling and incineration solutions.
Plastic Back is able to deal with high complexities of waste, separating the contaminants as part of the chemical process, and thus addressing currently untreated waste streams.
The use of Polypropylene in multilayer packaging is estimated at around 100 tons/annum and cannot be treated in traditional recycling technologies due to the incompatibility of the different layers.
Plastic Back has optimized it’s process to meet the difficult structure of the multilayer packaging and is able to reach a 85% carbon yield, producing hydrocarbons value of 650 USD per ton of multilayer plastic treated.
PVC has an annual production volume of 40M tons and is used in various applications including construction, medical, automotive, clear packaging, and more.
PVC recycling is extremely limited in conventional mechanical and chemical recycling technologies. Plastic Back is able to treat waste streams with up to 100% PVC due to our non-incineration process.
Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC)
A soft, flexible, lightweight plastic material. LDPE is noted for its low temperature flexibility, toughness, and corrosion resistance. LDPE has an annual production of 25M tons and is currently recycled in 'downcycling' processes only.
Low Density Polypropylene (LDPE)
Known for its high strength-to-density ratio. Wide range of applications including containers and shampoo bottles. Annual production of 67M tons. Currently recycled in mechanical ‘downcycling’ technologies.
High Density Polypropylene (HDPE)
Polypropylene (PP) is used in various applications including machinery parts, rigid container packaging and flexible packaging. It has a methyl group that improves mechanical properties and thermal resistance, although the chemical resistance decreases. Making it suitable for Plastic Back’s chemical process.