When we recycle plastic, it becomes weaker. Recycled plastic is rarely used in high performance applications because it is too weak compared to virgin plastic. Simply put, there is little incentive to use weak recycled waste – which is part of the reason we only recycle 33% in Europe.
Glenntex innovates and develops material solutions which improve the properties of polymers and post-consumer plastic. We are building a more sustainable relationship with plastic through improving the upcycling of waste plastic to reduce the need for virgin material, whilst improving product longevity. Using state of the art research developed at Chalmers University of Technology, our graphene-related innovation can make waste plastic more attractive for higher use applications including sports equipment and textiles. In short, we improve both performance and sustainability.