MULTI-LAYER PLASTIC RECYCLING
An important step towards resource sustainability.
Plastigram Industries a.s. (PGI) is committed to the development, construction, and operation of factories for recycling difficult-to-process plastic wastes. These wastes often include multi-layer packaging materials, which currently require incineration or landfilling. To accomplish this objective, PGI collaborates closely with scientific institutions, such as the Czech Academy of Sciences.
In particular, PGI has developed and tested on an industrial scale, a technology to recycle the remains of used beverage cartons (UBC), for instance, Tetra Pak, Elopak, SIG Combibloc. These are the remnants left after paper recycling. Presently, used beverage cartons are mostly recycled in paper mills, which only recover the paper component. The remaining polyethylene and aluminum, often referred to as “polyal,” are usually incinerated or landfilled. Our innovative process enables the recovery of plastics, including LDPE regranulate and HDPE regrind, as well as aluminum (powder).
Beverage cartons are made of multi-layer composite consisting of paper, polyethylene and aluminium.
Paper is recycled at paper mills and remaining PE and Al composite is typically incinerated.
PGI technology allows recycling of PE and Al composite with the main final product being LDPE regranulate.
Our technology represents an important step towards resource sustainability. It significantly lowers the volume of landfilled and incinerated waste, reduces energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, and saves raw materials. In addition, it allows paper mills recycling UBC to reduce the cost associated with waste disposal.
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We offer to our partners a price-attractive and environment-friendly disposal of the remains of used beverage cartons (e.g., Tetra Pak, Elopak, Sig Combibloc) after paper recycling. Please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
We offer to our partners LDPE regranulate, HDPE regrind, and aluminum powder. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Green color.
- Melt flow rate of 4-6 g / 10 min (190°C, 2,16 kg).
- Suitable for example for injection molding or film blowing (in laboratory conditions a 25 μm film was blown).
- Production volume of ca 6,000 tons annually.
HDPE regrind from caps
- Mixed colors.
- Composition: HDPE ca 45%, LDPE ca 35% and PP ca 15-20%.
- Contaminants (Alu, paper fibres, etc.): < ca 2%.
- Melt flow rate of 7-8 g / 10 min (190°C, 2,16 kg).
- Production volume of ca 1,500 tons annually.
- Share of organic contaminants (mostly paper fibers) ca 40-60%.
- Production volume of ca 1,000 tons annually.
We are looking for professionals that will contribute to development and operations of a unique technology for recycling of multi-layer flexible plastics packaging. We offer challenging jobs with excellent career development opportunity and competitive compensation.
Please contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Plastigram Industries a.s.
356 01 Sokolov
The Czech Republic
Offices and company seat:
Plastigram Industries a.s.
149 00 Praha 4
The Czech Republic
VAT ID: CZ03219658
Construction start of the Sokolov polyal recycling linePlastigram Industries has received all required permits and has started construction of its first industrial polyal recyling line in Sokolov.
Czech patentPlastigram Industries has been granted a Czech patent for the polyal recycling process.
Start of permitting processPlastigram Industries has started environment assessment impact (EIA) process for its first industrial polyal recycling plant in Sokolov.
Patent applicationPlastigram Industries has applied for the Czech patent for technology for recycling recycling the remains of used beverage cartons (e.g., Tetra Pak, Elopak, Sig Combibloc) after paper recycling.
Pilot plant operations startPlastigram Industries has started operations of a pilot plant in Čestlice. The pilot plant should verify a process of recycling multi-layer packaging materials developed by the Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals of the Czech Academy of Sciences, v.v.i.
Plastigram Industries enters into exclusive license agreement with the Czech Academy of SciencesPlastigram Industries a.s. signed a license agreement with the Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals of the Czech Academy of Sciences, v.v.i. The agreement gives Plastigram Industries an exclusive right to use a patented solvent-based technology for recycling of composite packaging materials.
Plastics recycling – an important step towards resource sustainability.