Recycling of plastics and composite materials

Plastics are synthetic organic materials produced by polymerization. With a reached production of nearly 370 million tons in 2019 worldwide, plastic’s end-of-life management is nowadays a hot environmental topic, especially because a huge amount of this plastic ends up in the ocean. The production of composite materials, materials produced from two or more constituent materials, is increasing as well, so that there is the need to find a solution for their end-of-life management too. Pyrolysis of these materials is an environmental friendly approach.

We work in close collaboration with Fraunhofer UMSICHT Sulzbach-Rosenberg Branch for pyrolysis with their dedicated iCycle® equipment.