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Interface Polymers - transforming polymers and revolutionising recycling
Polyolefins such as polyethylene and polypropylene pervade all aspects of modern life, but they have low affinity for paints, adhesives and coatings, while polyolefin composites have an inability to successfully blend in components such as fibres and particulate fillers. Due to this lack of compatibility, plastic waste comprising polyolefins mixed with other plastics has severely compromised mechanical properties so that the majority of mixed plastic waste is being incinerated or dumped instead of being reused.
Interface Polymers has developed additive technology which can improve the cost and performance characteristics of polyolefins, and also create a new type of recyclable polymer packaging.