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Breakthrough in LDPE recycling with Bollegraaf and Broeckx

June 13, 2024 | by The Jeuns

Bollegraaf, a leader in waste management technology, is set to unveil an innovative LDPE sorting plant for Broeckx Plastic Recycling in Esbeek, Netherlands. This new plant aims to revolutionize the recycling process for Low-Density PolyEthylene (LDPE), a commonly used material in plastic bags and shrink wrap.

Traditionally, LDPE was simply lumped together for further processing after use, resulting in low-value applications like garbage bags that are eventually incinerated. However, Bollegraaf and Broeckx have collaborated to develop a new sorting method that addresses the challenges of LDPE’s lack of homogeneity.

The state-of-the-art sorting plant, with a capacity of 13.5 tonnes per hour, will significantly increase the percentage of LDPE that can be reused from 10% to a remarkable 70%-80%. This cutting-edge technology sorts LDPE based on chemical properties, a method never before seen at this scale.

To showcase this groundbreaking innovation, Bollegraaf and Broeckx will unveil the LDPE sorting plant at the upcoming PRSE in RAI Amsterdam on 19 and 20 June. This event will provide a platform for industry professionals to witness the future of LDPE recycling firsthand. For more information, contact a.molenaar@bollegraaf.com.

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