Agilyx Uses Chemical Recycling Tech to Make Multiple Product Categories

Agilyx | July 15, 2020

There are a number of chemical recyclers pitching proprietary technologies whereby wasted plastics can be converted to one of several categories. One involves converting plastic to the same or similar plastics; one involves making chemical raw material to refine into other plastics; another entails making fuel from plastics.

Companies commonly focus on one of these three product categories. But Agilyx CEO Joe Vaillancourt says his company can make multiple products in each of those categories, enabling the capture of more material to create more products.

Agilyx uses the same core platform for each application, involving pyrolysis, whereby heat is applied with no oxygen to break down the chemical bonds of plastic to reform it. But figuring out how to make specific products from each material can be complex.

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