Pyrolysing more than plastic

Our breakthrough in chemical recycling has opened new doors for us. As we're fine-tuning our invention, we're scaling up our ambitions to chemically recycle composite materials as well. 

Achieving circularity for composite manufacturers

Our pyrolysis degasification is a process that can refine and separate complex material compositions of cumbersome materials. We know this, because for several years we've refined this process in our Plastcon plant.

However, chemical recycling through pyrolysis is not limited to plastic waste - in theory, all sorts of hard-to-recycle materials can be processed. Our extensive experience in controlling the process enables us to embark on other chemical recycling journeys as well - and that is why we've joined project DecomBlades and why we've dedicated a whole team at our EnviroTech department to construct a composite recycling test plant.

Pyrolysis of composites converts the resin into liquid (e.g. used as fuel or in the chemical industry), gas (e.g. used for heating or electricity) and solid materials (glass fibres, carbon fibres, ash). Currently, no industrial scale pyrolysis installation is processing glass fibre reinforced thermoset composites - we aim to change this.

As a part of project DecomBlades, our EnviroTech department is carrying out several controlled small scale tests which, combined with our knowledge from Plastcon, has enabled us to design a pilot plant that we'll soon be able to operate in a continuous process.

We have carried out initial analysis of the outputs (gas, oil and fibres) and our results are looking very promising. It is our goal to conceptually design a full-scale pyrolysis plant for composite materials which interested parties can order - this is exactly how our Plastcon solution started.

Reach out to us

If you have a genuine interest in using pyrolysed composite materials (oil, gas or fibres) in your production, you are welcome to reach out to Irene, DecomBlades project leader.

Contact project manager Irene

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