Arqlite Smart Gravel

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March 2021
By Arqlite
Headquarters Santa Ana, CA 92704, USA

Arqlite Smart Gravel - Turning the up-to-now unrecyclable plastics into highly efficient materials for the Built Environment

Arqlite provides a solution to the up-to-now unrecyclable plastics currently sent to landfills, incinerated or dumped, contaminating our land, rivers, and oceans. Arqlite proprietary technology is unique as it offers a sustainable alternative to waste generators, both private companies and municipalities, at a cost comparable to landfill tipping fees. This innovative product is destined to be one of many of Arqlite's large-scale solutions for plastic pollution. Arqlite Smart Gravel is one of the first commodity ever, made 100% from mixed plastic waste. Mining landfills instead of mountains, this product takes the best of plastic polymers and generates a filler, three times lighter and ten times better insulator compared to mineral gravel. Proven long-lasting and safe for the environment, this sustainable material is highly appreciated by the Civil Engineering industry, Concrete Mix companies, Precast manufacturers, Landscapers, and Hydroponic growers, among many others.

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Key features

  • Arqlite 750lbs /Cubic Yard vs. Mineral Gravel 3,000lbs /Cubic yard - induces lower transportation costs and installation times that can be cut in half
  • Plastics have been stabilized into a new finished product, making it inert and thus safe for water and the environment
  • One ton of Arqlite Smart Gravel = One ton of plastics deviated from the environment
  • Doesn't discard any water or other pollutants during the manufacturing process
  • Helps reduce transport contamination and increase insulation in buildings, reducing the carbon footprint caused by AC and heating


  • Arqlite offers a competitive price compared to existing products, while its lower weight generates savings in transport, handling and installation
  • Using Arqlite Smart Gravel adds points to many green building certifications, multiplying the value of new projects
  • Arqlite processes mixed plastics at a 1ton/hour rate and at a competitive cost compared to landfill tipping fees, making it a low cost, scalable solution

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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Activity Region

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North america

United States,

South america


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