Finnish lab claims mixed plastics breakthrough

Read the full story at Recycling Today.

The Espoo, Finland-based VTT Technical Research Centre says, after four decades of thermal conversion technology development, it is ready to commercialize a process it says “can affordably convert most of the world’s waste plastics back to usable virgin grade materials an infinite number of times.”

VTT says it will begin introducing its Olefy technology in October and that it has submitted eight patent applications for the process.

Its plans include the creation of a new company called Olefy Technologies that will put into place the new technology VTT says “can extract over 70 percent virgin grade plastics and chemical raw materials components from plastic waste.”

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