Benelux Enterprise Awards 2021

EU BUSINESS NEWS / 2021 Benelux Enterprise Awards 5 , aliphatic solvents. These are then blended into diverse applications by Clariter’s partners. The raw materials that Clariter uses in its chemical upcycling technology are pure plastic waste and are not mixed with spent oils, biomass, or tyre scraps. Unlike other technologies, colours do not need to be separated, and it can accept the majority of plastic waste streams like polyethylene and polypropylene, and even the problematic and hardest to recycle. Clariter’s technology enables it to support local SMEs, with its ingredients allowing them to make green products to sell to their markets. This model, called ClariCluster, is an important value proposition for governments wishing to create new business opportunities. Indeed, brand owners want to handle their waste smartly, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) managers striving to raise sustainability performance, or waste managers searching for a way to reduce their CO2 emissions – Clariter’s solution enables the industry to be cleaner more sustainable, and profitable. Ultimately, Clariter is resilient in the fight against the global plastic waste epidemic, and it does so with strength and passion. It is pro-actively cleaning the planet of plastic waste, reducing the dependency and consumption of crude oil, creating environmentally friendly, fossil-free products. Clariter empowers the industry to meet sustainability regulations, reduce carbon footprints, create jobs, and build stronger communities. Company: Clariter Contact: Caria Hammond Email: [email protected] Website: Clariter Clariter ends the life of plastic by taking plastic waste nobody wants and transforming it into products everybody needs. Clariter is an international clean-tech innovative company that uses revolutionary upcycling technology to create three industrial products made of 100% recycled plastic waste: oils, waxes, and solvents. These pure ingredients are used “as-is” tomake amultitude of crude oil-free consumer end-products, such as leather care, household cleaners, wood coatings, candles, inks, lubricants, and others. The footprint of Clariter’s process is net carbon negative and preferable to landfills, incineration, and other pyrolysis-based solutions. The company’s technology is proven through an operational Pilot Plant in Gliwice, Poland, and an Industrial- scale Plant in East London, South Africa. Clariter doesn’t see the plastic as a waste problem – it sees it as a valuable resource for producing pure ingredients to create local products that generate jobs, empower local communities, and clean the planet. Its technology is providing the solution for the challenges being faced by the world today. In Europe and globally, governments are introducing new waste management policies calling for preparation to re-use and recycle as the only preferred solutions. Clariter is a step ahead, pioneering an upcycling technology – a climate-neutral and resource-efficient solution, unlocking the value of the circular economy. Its determined team of scientists, professors and engineers hail from three continents, including a Research and Development Plant in Poland and an Industrial-scale Plant in South Africa. They have dedicated the last 18 years to perfecting the company’s proprietary technology. Professor Andrzej Bylicki was a leading role-player in European science, and he conceived the concept of Clariter’s chemical recycling technology. He was an integral part of the Clariter team, developing its proprietary technology until he died at 94 in 2010. Clariter has since continued developing the process – it has built the R&D plant in 2006 and an operational Industrial-scale Plant in 2018. Since 2020, rollout plans for three full-scale Clariter facilities across Europe and the Middle East has begun. Together, these will transform 180,000 tons of plastic waste and produce over 150,000 tons of pure, clean, high-value products annually. Clariter’s upcycling process consists of three stages and ensures the highest quality outcome and dynamic control over every parameter. Stage one is thermal cracking, where plastic waste is converted into a wide range of hydrocarbons. Stage two is hydro-refining, where impurities are removed, and naphthenic and paraffinic hydrocarbons are formed. And the final stage of the process is distillation and separation, where fractions are distilled into three product families: white oils, paraffin waxes, and Jul21122 Leading Global Innovators in Chemical Recycling 2021 & Sustainability Excellence Award 2021