GAW Technologies GmbH
The CreaSolv process precisely separates different polyolefins from a mixture of plastics waste. A selectively acting solvent physically dissolves individual polyolefin grades from mixed post-consumer flexible packaging waste. Insoluble residuals such as labels or inorganics, other polyolefins and polymers, pigments, debris, or organic residues can be effectively removed from the solution. In consecutive process steps, the polymer solution is purified, stabilised, and converted into PCR pellets. The solvent is non-hazardous and safe in industrial applications, and can be reused in a closed loop. Further polyolefin grades can be extracted from the remaining insoluble residues with the same process by adjusting the parameters or modifying the solvent.
Major assets of the CreaSolv process are:
The major objectives of the consortium are to process upscale from industrial demonstrator (Technology Readiness Level 6) to industrial size/capacity (20 kt/year, Technology Readiness Level 9), and the commercialisation of the technology.