Composite paper

Recycling products
Recycled composite paper becomes high quality cellulose fiber and polyaluminum. These materials will then become:

kraft paper
additives in dry mixes

Recycling technology

At the first stage, waste composite paper is crushed to small particles using crushers.

The aerodynamic flow then separates the cellulose from the polyaluminium.

After that, we refine the cellulose fibers and granulate the polyaluminum mixture.

At the final stage, new paper products or polymeric materials can be produced from the resulting fiber.

Our solution

We use an eco-friendly dry defibration technology that does not use a drop of water. This technology effectively separates polyaluminum and cellulose fiber with aerodynamic flows.

We lead research to enhance the performance of the existing equipment. We experiment with alternative technologies to recycle composite paper in larger volumes.

Composite paper is one of the most challenging fractions to recycle because it is composed of several components: paper, plastic and aluminum. Most of the products made from it are intended for single use - for example, coffee cups, "cardboard" containers for takeaway food, Tetra Pak packaging - and tend to end up in the landfill.

Recycling of composite paper is a resource-intensive and technologically complex process. It requires separating component materials from each other and recycling each individually. Tetra Pak packaging is usually recycled with the help of flotation method, where water helps to split cellulose fibers from other components. In Russia, only few recycling facilities deal with composite paper.

Why it matters

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