High-quality recycled plastics
Recyclates characterisation guiding requirements published by Plastics Recyclers Europe
Stabilizers for high-quality polyolefin recyclates
Brüggemann and Fraunhofer LBF have joined forces to successfully tackle one of the seemingly insurmountable problems of plastics recycling. During their lifetime, plastic articles are subjected to thermal oxidation and photo-oxidation, which can create enough damage to prevent them from being recycled into high-quality products. In order to overcome this problem, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF, Darmstadt, have developed new stabilizer systems to improve the properties of polyolefin recyclates, especially those made of polypropylene and polyethylene.