A clean-tech spinoff from the Eindhoven University of Technology (NL), specialized in creating value out of PET waste by using its proprietary circular technology.
With a cost- effective process, Ioniqa is able to close the loop for plastics, starting with PET plastics. This award winning innovation transforms all types and colors of PET waste into valuable resources for ‘virgin- quality’ new PET. Upcycling processes for other types of plastics are being researched and expected to be launched in the near future.
Dutch State Secretary Mona Keijzer announced the winners of the ‘National Icons of the Netherlands’.
Ioniqa (infinite PET-upcycling), the cleantech company also behind the NOW movement, emerged as the winner together with 2 other promising innovations.
Video in Dutch.
We upcycle all sorts of PET, even coloured PET. This was not possible until now, so our technology is truly ground breaking. But there is more positive news. The pure raw material that we produce is identical to the plastics produced from oil; even suitable for food packaging.
How? Simply said, the method we use is called depolymerisation.
The plastic, also known as a polymer, is submerged in a solution, such as water or glycol. The molecular structure of the polymer, which consists of identical units (the monomers), will then slowly start to dissolve. With the raw material that we harvest, we produce new, clear PET bottles that are food safe.
In initiating the NOW (NO Waste) movement, Ioniqa provides consumers with a platform to strongly encourage the PET industry to make the necessary shift to infinite upcycling.
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