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Making plastic waste 100% reusable with innovation and development

It can’t be missed, even from afar: the colourful NTCP-building next to the A7 near Heerenveen. In this independent test and development centre we focus on reusing plastics. By the means of our unique pilot sorting line, which is representative for the industry, we test, experiment and investigate how the sorting and washing process of plastics can be improved. With the results of our research, we answer any question our principals and stakeholders may have in a pragmatic and data driven way.

Do you want to challenge us with a case? Then we challenge you to join us in the ambition to realise a 100% closed plastic cycle.

Our mission: making plastic waste 100% reusable

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. From the results of these tests we draw up an advice which will help you to increase the recyclability of your packaging and/or link to design for recycling.

Process optimisation

Aided by our sorting installation, we conduct tests and experiments in order to realise improvements in the sorting process or optimise interactions between sorting techniques. For instance, to test and optimise process parameters of individual or integrated equipment. We work demand-driven: based on challenges from principals from the market, without compromising our independency.

Facilitation of technology development

Every day, new innovations are being done within the world of sorting and recycling plastics that increase their possibility of being reused circularly. Our sorting line offers the possibility to integrate newly developed equipment or technologies and/or to test with real waste streams in an environment that is realistically scalable to represent the whole industry. As a result of their practical applicability, the results which we obtain on a small scale make all the difference on a large scale

Structured data collection and analysis

The NTCP knowledge database contains all data concerning process settings and test results. Using this data, we are able to conduct analyses between different studies in order to ensure that we, and our principals, don’t need to ‘’reinvent the plastics wheel’’ over and over again. This database will be publicly accessible shortly, so stay tuned!

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

At the NTCP, research programmes such as B2B contract research, academic cooperation, joint industry projects and governmental or EU programmes are executed non-stop. In addition, the NTCP works closely together with universities and universities of applied sciences, which is reflected by the students, graduates and postdocs which work at the NTCP. In case you want to know more about this, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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. From the results of these tests we draw up an advice which will help you to increase the recyclability of your packaging and/or link to design for recycling.

Process optimisation

Aided by our sorting installation, we conduct tests and experiments in order to realise improvements in the sorting process or optimise interactions between sorting techniques. For instance, to test and optimise process parameters of individual or integrated equipment. We work demand-driven: based on challenges from principals from the market, without compromising our independency.

Facilitation of technology development

Every day, new innovations are being done within the world of sorting and recycling plastics that increase their possibility of being reused circularly. Our sorting line offers the possibility to integrate newly developed equipment or technologies and/or to test with real waste streams in an environment that is realistically scalable to represent the whole industry. As a result of their practical applicability, the results which we obtain on a small scale make all the difference on a large scale

Structured data collection and analysis

The NTCP knowledge database contains all data concerning process settings and test results. Using this data, we are able to conduct analyses between different studies in order to ensure that we, and our principals, don’t need to ‘’reinvent the plastics wheel’’ over and over again. This database will be publicly accessible shortly, so stay tuned!

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

At the NTCP, research programmes such as B2B contract research, academic cooperation, joint industry projects and governmental or EU programmes are executed non-stop. In addition, the NTCP works closely together with universities and universities of applied sciences, which is reflected by the students, graduates and postdocs which work at the NTCP. In case you want to know more about this, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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. From the results of these tests we draw up an advice which will help you to increase the recyclability of your packaging and/or link to design for recycling.

Process optimisation

Aided by our sorting installation, we conduct tests and experiments in order to realise improvements in the sorting process or optimise interactions between sorting techniques. For instance, to test and optimise process parameters of individual or integrated equipment. We work demand-driven: based on challenges from principals from the market, without compromising our independency.

Facilitation of technology development

Every day, new innovations are being done within the world of sorting and recycling plastics that increase their possibility of being reused circularly. Our sorting line offers the possibility to integrate newly developed equipment or technologies and/or to test with real waste streams in an environment that is realistically scalable to represent the whole industry. As a result of their practical applicability, the results which we obtain on a small scale make all the difference on a large scale

Structured data collection and analysis

The NTCP knowledge database contains all data concerning process settings and test results. Using this data, we are able to conduct analyses between different studies in order to ensure that we, and our principals, don’t need to ‘’reinvent the plastics wheel’’ over and over again. This database will be publicly accessible shortly, so stay tuned!

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

At the NTCP, research programmes such as B2B contract research, academic cooperation, joint industry projects and governmental or EU programmes are executed non-stop. In addition, the NTCP works closely together with universities and universities of applied sciences, which is reflected by the students, graduates and postdocs which work at the NTCP. In case you want to know more about this, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Our promise:
independent advice, supported with data on plastic waste streams, which you can (or should, really) implement immediately

 

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Plastic Quest - how do you treat plastic waste?

Creating awareness is a vital part of the circular economy, and what better place to start than the next generation. The NTCP contributes to the creation of awareness among the youth by the means of our education programme for primary schools called ‘’Plastic Quest’’. How do you treat plastic waste correctly and how do you prevent it from ending up in the ocean or the incinerator? This programme is available from the end of Q3 of 2020. Would you like to participate in a pilot or contribute with your own programme? Give us a call!

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