Degreasing plastic is easy. Doing it at room temperature is much more difficult. We made it even more difficult by banning all aggressive and toxic chemicals from our factory. Yet, we were successful: the first TUSTI patent was filed in August 2015. More information on how we degrease our plastics can be found on the process page.
The biggest challenge that remains is separation the waste streams, so we can re-use the cleaner and recycle the grease into biodiesel. Using the expertise of researchers at the University of Twente, a first generation separation process was developed in the last quarter of 2015.
This project was co-financed by Stimuleringsfonds MetropoolRegioEindhoven and REAP.
Currently, we are working on the development of new, environmentally friendly cleaners to be able to recycle different types of polluted plastics.
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