In the quest for zero emission, Teijin Aramid has joined forces with Clariter and pioneered a sustainable solution in chemical advanced recycling for Endumax an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE). Together the companies are developing a sustainable disposal method for highly valuable, post-production and end of life material that is hard to recycle mechanically.
The innovative technology from Clariter, Warsaw/Poland, transforms potential plastic waste into high-value, pure industrial products with a net negative carbon footprint, which means it cleans the environment rather than pollutes it.
Tests of UHMWPE Endumax feedstock from Teijin Aramid BV, Arnhem/Netherlands, were carried out at Clariter’s operational pilot plant in Gliwice/Poland. The results determined that samples of fishing nets, ropes and air cargo containers are indeed suitable for chemical recycling. High resistance UHMWPE, which was once problematic to recycle, has been now successfully upcycled into feedstock as pure, crude-free industrial products with a multitude applications such as cleaning agents, degreasers, paints, and specialty wax.