MDS separation technique

Gallery MDS separation technique 1
Gallery MDS separation technique 1
October 2019
Headquarters 3011 WC Rotterdam, Netherlands

MDS separation technique - Locally separates a post-consumer plastic waste stream into its 'original' polymers.

The solution moves from object to resource-focussed recycling.

MDS separation technique can separate a mixed, post-consumer plastic waste stream into near-to-virgin polymers. Basis is resource-focussed recycling instead of object-focussed techniques, it does this locally near the waste and all processing at one location and with a 90% recovery of available raw materials. This high recovery rate and the purity of the output guarantee valuable raw materials, with a low ecological footprint. It optimises the recycling chain in three ways: 1) Processing from waste to raw material at one location: reduction of CO2 emissions per recycled unit due to transport. 2) It comes to a 99% purity of output products, where the current best available techniques come to 90% purity. 3) MDS separation technique only has an average input loss of 10% which is less than current recycling plants

Key features

  • 0,6 kg of CO2 emitted in comparison to 2 kg of CO2 to regain 1 kg of plastic
  • 90% of the plastic packaging is recycled instead of only half of the flow


  • Minus 15$ per ton of recycled plastic in stead of 350$/tn
  • Output value of about 800$/tn

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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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