Sustainable Plastics Now

presentation by Maarten Stolk, Ioniqa, at ONLINE Plastic Waste 2 Plastic Conference, 09 November 2020, 12:00 – 16:15 Central European Time (CET). Register here to attend.

Ioniqa is a start up in the field of depolymerization of PET. Bringing disruptive and innovative solutions to the market is always challenging, especially when the market is transforming. In the presentation various challenges phased by Ioniqa will be covered.

Maarten Stolk is Business Developer at Ioniqa. A Food Scientist by training and has 10 years experience in bringing innovative solutions to the Industry. During his career he worked in Process Industry, Life Science and Food, Components & Equipment Manufacturing, and now Plastic Industry. He covered various roles, like Process Technologist, Key Account Manager and the last 7 years as Business Developer. Since 1 year he is working at Ioniqa, where he has the responsibility of all commercial sales.

Ioniqa Technologies b.v. is A clean-tech spinoff from the Eindhoven University of Technology (NL), specialized in creating value out of PET waste by using its proprietary circular technology. With a cost- effective process, Ioniqa is able to close the loop for plastics, starting with PET plastics. This award winning innovation transforms all types and colors of PET waste into valuable resources for ‘virgin- quality’ new PET. Upcycling processes for other types of plastics are being researched and expected to be launched in the near future.

The Plastic Waste 2 Plastic Conference (November 9, 12:00-16:15 hours, CET), will cover various topics related to turning waste plastic via pyrolysis /chemical recycling into new plastics competing with plastics made from virgin fossil oil. Speakers from Brightlands Chemelot Campus, Unilever, SUEZ, Plastic Energy Ltd., SABIC, Infinity Recycling, Recycling Technologies Ltd, APK AG, TNO, Ioniqa Technologies, Black Bear Carbon, VITO, Plasma Power Group, gr3n , Fraunhofer UMSICHT and Kiduara will be there to present. Among the topics we mention: Upcycling End-of-life tires | New plastic value chains | Creating feedstocks from plastic waste | Circularity PET/Polyester evolution or revolution?

This ONLINE conference is all about turning waste plastic via pyrolysis /chemical recycling into new plastics competing with plastics made from virgin fossil oil. This requires that current recycling value chains change to a new sustainable ecosystem. As a result the creation of innovative new ecosystems will be a challenge with so many new and existing stakeholders.

The new ecosystems contain the following steps in the materials cycle:

  • End of life Plastic Waste Stream Collection
  • Cleaning, Sorting and Separation
  • Recycling
    • Chemical recycling
    • Thermal and Thermochemical recycling / Pyrolysis
  • Processing of recycled materials (plastics and chemicals)
  • Production of recycled plastic materials
  • Reuse of the newly created plastics in applications
  • End of life plastic waste stream collection

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