Solutions for End of Life Material Streams

We have experience with a range of end-of-life material streams including electronics waste, automobile   shredder residue, expanded polystyrene foam, agricultural film and mixed rigids from material recovery facilities.

 

Some of the Services Offered:

  • Characterization of end-of-life material streams
  • Determination of potential value of material streams
  • Suggesting improvements to increase the value of material streams
  • Business analysis for alternative approaches for materials management
  • Support developing policy for materials management 


Technology Development / Intellectual Property

Knowledge in developing and applying the latest technologies to the recovery of materials from complex waste streams.  We are knowledgeable on how to protect such technologies using a combination of trade secrets and patents.


Some of the Services Offered:

  • Support in the development of novel process equipment or product formulations
  • Evaluation of equipment and additives
  • Support developing an intellectual property strategy
  • Patent drafting and patent portfolio management 
  • Assessment of new or competitive technologies


Engineering and Plant Design Services

We have led efforts in the design, construction, operation and process optimization of facilities to process complex mixed streams such as mixed plastics from electronics waste and automobile shredder residue.


Some of the Services Offered:

  • Feasibility studies and process/plant design for recycling facilities
  • Project management for engineering, construction, commissioning and start-up of recycling facilities
  • Development of standard operating procedures and training materials for recycling plant operations and product testing
  • Improving the performance or troubleshooting of existing processes


Support in Closing the Loop with Plastics

We have developed several high value post-consumer recycle (PCR) plastic products. By interacting with brand owners in the electronics and automotive industries, we helped them use PCR plastics in place of virgin plastics.


Some of the Services Offered:

  • Developing plastics for use in high value products 
  • Technical support for producers of PCR plastics or for brands looking to incorporate PCR plastics into new products 
  • Technical support for brands looking to design plastic parts for recycling
  • Support in the development of policy for the use of PCR containing plastics