Industry stakeholders in Europe have developed a way to more quickly decontaminate recovered plastics that have been in contact with pesticides and solvents.
An optical sorting technology and two approaches to PET recycling are among the items we detail in this month’s look at industry-related patents.
Montreal-based Loop Industries is working to commercialize its heatless, pressureless PET depolymerization technology after raising millions of dollars from investors earlier this year.
A recyclable, recycled-content polyester material has been developed for automotive components, and a high-molecular-weight PLA could replace PP in packaging.
Construction has started on a facility to recycle vehicle airbag scrap into a high-quality polyamide 6.6, according to international chemical company Solvay.