Polykemi participates in the EU-project NIR-Sort for future improved plastic recycling

News,11 August, 2017

Polykemi AB is proud to be one of three cooperating parties in an European Union project in the research and innovation program Horizon 2020 called NIR-Sort. 

The project ao aims to replace carbon black and other conventional pigment by new pigments being detectable by infrared light (NIR). This will enable NIR sorting operations to segregate black and coloured plastics from waste streams to a level of purity making it possible to be recycled  to be reused in highly engineered polymers.

The two year project that will be led by Luxus Ltd in cooperation with Polykemi, who will participate by formulating, processing and testing materials. The resulting materials might then be further evaluated for use in innovative packaging material via Polykemis subsidiary, Scanfill. The third partner, One51, will participate with their injection moulding manufacturing expertise.

Link to Luxus more extensive information: HERE

The plastic press informs about this:

Plastforum: Here

Plastics News Europe: Here