Recyclability assessment of nano-reinforced plastic packaging
Researchers at the Packaging, Transport & Logistics Research Institute in Spain evaluated the extrusion process of four nanomaterials.
Results on recyclability show that for PE and PP, in general terms, the introduction of nanomaterial in the recycling streams for plastic films does not affect the final recycled plastic material in terms of mechanical properties and material quality compared to conventional recycled plastic. Regarding PET, results show that the increasing addition of nanomaterial into the recycled PET matrix could influence important properties of the recycled material. An article about the research is published in Waste Management.
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