Technology provider Saperatec GmbH is commissioning an industrial pilot plant for the recycling of composite materials using a patented process especially for the processing of plastic-plastic and plastic-aluminum laminates. In addition to processing packaging materials and beverage cartons, the plant is also able to recycle automobile glass and photovoltaic modules.
Saperatec’s system is able to separate composite materials and recover the individual components as clean secondary raw materials, the company says. The entire separation process is realized inside the plant, from treating the composite material in the micro-emulsion, via the washing of the separated materials, all the way to the recirculation of the micro-emulsion and sorting of the individual fractions thus obtained.
The company will soon begin working on customer-tailored projects. For this, Saperatec will license the process for industrial plants at the customer and provide the appropriate micro-emulsions.