Status
In Progress
Material Class
Polymers
specific materials
Polyethylene (PE)
23-01-RR-6011

Design for Recycling: All-Polyolefins Multilayer Flexible Packaging

NODE
Technical Thrust
Recycling & Recovery
Mechanical Recycling Technologies for Sorting, Separating, & Liberating Materials
About

The overarching goal of this work is to ensure that MLPs can be efficiently recycled and have two EoL options, namely mechanical recycling and water-based separation. This project also aspires to create novel adhesives that match the performance of commercial adhesives, and validate EoL options for PE/adhesive/EVOH/adhesive/PE MLPs incorporating the new adhesive and conduct a TEA to validate the cost and feasibility of “all-olefin MLPs.”

Upon completion, the proposed work seeks to reduce primary feedstock by 0.38 million metric tons (MMT) of PE, reduce energy consumption by 18.4 PJ, and decrease emissions by 1.33 MMCO2e.

project Members
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Amcor Global

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