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Infinite Plastic Recycling

Enzyme-based process for biorecycling of PET plastic waste

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The process of enzymatic recycling creates new virgin PET plastics directly from plastic waste, in accordance with circular economy principles.

The enzymatic bioprocess for recycling aims to eliminate the constraints encountered by current processes, by taking advantage of the extraordinary specificity of the enzymes which allows for: (i) the recycling plastics without the need for sophisticated sorting, and in particular with the possibility of recycling colored, opaque and multi-layered plastics; and (ii) the possibility of recycling to infinity, via the recovery of purified monomers that can then be re-polymerized into plastic polymers of a quality equal to the original polymer (no loss in value, as compared to mechanical recycling). With this enzyme-based technology, the objective is to change the plastics lifecycle into a genuine circular economy with an endless recycling of plastics.

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Key features

  • Treatment of all kinds PET plastic and polyester fibers.
  • Innovation turns a linear industrial model into a circular economy.
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Profitability

  • Creates value from PET that would otherwise be considered plastic waste.
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Company Profile

By
CARBIOS

Headquarters
63360 Lussat, France

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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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