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Volume 112, 201721st Innovative Manufacturing Engineering & Energy International Conference – IManE&E 2017
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|Published online||03 July 2017|
Production of recyclates – compared with virgin Plastics – a LCA Study
Aalborg University Esbjerg, Niels Bohrs Vej 8, 6700 Esbjerg, Denmark
Plastix A/S, Gammel Landevej 3, 7620 Lemvig, Denmark
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Plastix A/S is a Danish cleantech company transforming discarded fishing trawls and nets into valuable green raw materials. Plastix– technology and processes solve a maritime waste problem and contribute to a more circular green economy and reduce landfilling, marine pollution, CO2 emissions and especially loss of valuable resources. Plastix– recycling technology enables recovery of discarded fishing trawls and nets via mechanical and thermal processes transforming the waste into valuable recycles which can be converted into plastic products replacing virgin raw materials. The performance has been proved through a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study. The results from the LCA study are compared with the production of virgin materials. The results of the LCA show that especially the carbon footprint is remarkable better for Oceanix than for virgin plastics. Oceanix HDPE is 5 times better than virgin HDPE, when talking about the carbon foot print, and the results for Oceanix PP and Oceanix PA6 are 5 times and 20 times better compared with virgin PP and PA6. Also other environmental indicators are better for Oceanix compared with virgin plastics.
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