Method for delamination of multilayers films and packages

Researcher:
Prof. Oz M. Gazit | Chemical Engineering

Categories:

Automation, Mobility and Aerospace | Chemistry and Materials | Food and Agriculture | Sustainability and Energy

The Technology

Currently multilayer laminate films such as food packing are not recycled due to the inability of the recycling to process the multilayers together.
Our delamination technology chemically breaks only the tie-layer (glue) that holds the layers together. The central difference comparing to competitive solutions is our ability to avoid the dissolution of the layers, the use of small amount of non-toxic chemicals and high throughput.
We have successfully identified a specific treatment solution composition and a process that enable the separation of post-consumer recycled (PCR) packages composed of laminated multilayers of polyethylene (PE), polyethylene-terephthalate (PET), paper, and aluminum layers.

Advantages

  • No use of toxic or corrosive chemicals
  • Complete gravitational separation between the delaminated layers.
  • Quick process
  • Easy and multiple reuse of process chemicals

Applications and Opportunities

  • Groundbreaking solution for huge unmet need in a multi-billion of dollar market
  • Recycling of PCR (post consumer recycled) packages composed of laminated multilayers
  • Eco friendly, cheap and fast recycle process
  • Patentable technology
  • Team of highly experienced experts
arrow Business Development Contacts
Oz Mahlebani
Business Development Manager, Engineering