Status
In Progress
Material Class
Polymers
specific materials
Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
23-01-RR-6015

Remaking of Recyclable Multilayer Barrier Films

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

The goal of this project is to advance manufacturing techniques for sustainably producing and recycling multilayer plastic films with outstanding properties for challenging applications. Specifically, the team seeks to (1) demonstrate a multilayer flexible film with extremely low water/oxygen permeation and (2) demonstrate layer separation and polymer purification via water dissolution and re-extrusion.

Once completed, this project seeks to reduce primary feedstock by 0.73 million metric tons (MMT) of LDPE, reduce energy consumption by 19.1 PJ, and reduce emissions by 0.67 MMCO2e.

project Members
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Braskem logo
Aquapak

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