Packaging waste is the largest "raw material reservoir" for polyolefin recycling. The three main obstacles to the widespread use of the recyclates produced from it are odor, NIAS and color.
The largest proportion of polyolefin waste is colored. So, what good is the most pleasant-smelling recycled material if it is still grey, brown or black at the end?
Decolorization of recycled materials therefore has both a high economic as well as ecological potential. This potential is leveraged by combining a suitable coloring process with an innovative decoloring process.
Decoloring by solid-liquid extraction simultaneously eliminates unpleasant odors and removes NIAS from the plastic, so that all 3 major challenges for the use of recyclates are addressed at the same time.