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Innovation and development to close the plastic loop

NTCP is an independent test and development centre to accelerate circular reuse in the plastic recycling chain. In our unique pilot facility, we perform tests and research on the sorting and washing process of plastics from household waste. We work with real waste streams and perform structured data collection for further analysis. We support and advise customers from the entire chain; packaging producers, brand owners, retailers, waste collectors, sorters and recyclers.

Our mission: We work towards 100% circular re-use of plastics from household waste. 

NTCP: independent test centre

Controlled sorting tests using real waste streams

We perform tests and research on the behaviour of plastic packaging in the sorting process, e.g. to understand the efficiency of sorting of specific packaging under realistic sorting conditions, to improve the recyclability of the product (towards design for recycling), or to test whether the packaging ends up in the right sorting stream.

Process optimisation

The right set-up of sorting equipment and the interaction between the steps in an installation is crucial for process optimisation. With our pilot facility, we help industry to test and optimise the process parameters of individual and integrated equipment in sorting and recycling.

Facilitation of technology development

Within the sorting and recycling market, innovations are being developed to increase the circular reuse of plastics. New equipment or technologies can be tested in our pilot facility, using real waste streams. Either as standalone equipment or integrated with (parts of) our sorting line.

Structured data collection and analysis

The NTCP knowledge base is set up for structured data collection of the complete process of all our tests and experiments. This enables us to put the outcomes into context of previous and future studies. It also contains data for materials and material streams. The data that is public, is accessible via this website.

Characterisation of sorting streams

We determine the materials in the different streams during our tests at the facility and combine this with their chemical physical and/or mechanical properties. We store these data and enrich our database, thereby supporting potential application opportunities of these streams in the future.

Joint research programmes and contract research

Research programmes are executed at the NTCP: e.g. academic cooperation, joint industry projects, governmental or EU programmes and B2B contract research.

Controlled sorting tests using real waste streams

We perform tests and research on the behaviour of plastic packaging in the sorting process, e.g. to understand the efficiency of sorting of specific packaging under realistic sorting conditions, to improve the recyclability of the product (towards design for recycling), or to test whether the packaging ends up in the right sorting stream.

Process optimisation

The right set-up of sorting equipment and the interaction between the steps in an installation is crucial for process optimisation. With our pilot facility, we help industry to test and optimise the process parameters of individual and integrated equipment in sorting and recycling.

Facilitation of technology development

Within the sorting and recycling market, innovations are being developed to increase the circular reuse of plastics. New equipment or technologies can be tested in our pilot facility, using real waste streams. Either as standalone equipment or integrated with (parts of) our sorting line.

Structured data collection and analysis

The NTCP knowledge base is set up for structured data collection of the complete process of all our tests and experiments. This enables us to put the outcomes into context of previous and future studies. It also contains data for materials and material streams. The data that is public, is accessible via this website.

Characterisation of sorting streams

We determine the materials in the different streams during our tests at the facility and combine this with their chemical physical and/or mechanical properties. We store these data and enrich our database, thereby supporting potential application opportunities of these streams in the future.

Joint research programmes and contract research

Research programmes are executed at the NTCP: e.g. academic cooperation, joint industry projects, governmental or EU programmes and B2B contract research.

Controlled sorting tests using real waste streams

We perform tests and research on the behaviour of plastic packaging in the sorting process, e.g. to understand the efficiency of sorting of specific packaging under realistic sorting conditions, to improve the recyclability of the product (towards design for recycling), or to test whether the packaging ends up in the right sorting stream.

Process optimisation

The right set-up of sorting equipment and the interaction between the steps in an installation is crucial for process optimisation. With our pilot facility, we help industry to test and optimise the process parameters of individual and integrated equipment in sorting and recycling.

Facilitation of technology development

Within the sorting and recycling market, innovations are being developed to increase the circular reuse of plastics. New equipment or technologies can be tested in our pilot facility, using real waste streams. Either as standalone equipment or integrated with (parts of) our sorting line.

Structured data collection and analysis

The NTCP knowledge base is set up for structured data collection of the complete process of all our tests and experiments. This enables us to put the outcomes into context of previous and future studies. It also contains data for materials and material streams. The data that is public, is accessible via this website.

Characterisation of sorting streams

We determine the materials in the different streams during our tests at the facility and combine this with their chemical physical and/or mechanical properties. We store these data and enrich our database, thereby supporting potential application opportunities of these streams in the future.

Joint research programmes and contract research

Research programmes are executed at the NTCP: e.g. academic cooperation, joint industry projects, governmental or EU programmes and B2B contract research.

 

Our motto: plastics are too valuable to burn them after use,
so recycle them and use them in their original application

 

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Circular Plastics - Education

Awareness is an important element in the circular economy. How do you handle your plastic waste? What happens after you throw your waste into the bin? The NTCP contributes to this awareness with an education program for Dutch primary schools "Circular Plastic - Do It Yourself!" This program will be available mid-2020. Also, the NTCP works in close cooperation with universities and welcomes students for research.

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14-02-2020

The date for the grand opening is set

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