all kinds of polymers
The Northern Netherlands is a hotbed for innovative plastic recycling. There is a great deal of knowledge of and experience with the recycling of plastics.
At various locations in the Chemport region, companies are working to recover polymers from waste, and recycle them via mechanical and chemical recycling. The opportunities for both science and business are huge.Read more
Mechanical recycling is the processing of plastic waste into secondary raw materials or products, where the chemical compounds of the plastics are not broken down. First, waste is sorted into different streams (PET, PP, HDPE, LDPE). Then, these streams are then washed, and mechanically ground and melted by an extruder to create plastic granules.Read more
In chemical recycling processes, plastic waste is purified and chemically separated into pure chemical building blocks. These building blocks can be used to manufacture new plastics. It is in fact the best option when it comes to processing more complex plastics.Read more