AKRON, OHIO (Nov. 18, 12:30 p.m. ET) — The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued recycling technology company Polyflow LLC a patent for its pyrolysis process that converts mixed and contaminated plastic and rubber waste into transportation fuels and chemical intermediates.
The company is designing a full-scale processor that it said is capable of converting up to 2.5 tons of mixed and contaminated polymer and rubber waste per hour into transportation fuels and aromatics, according to a news release.
The technology is expected to be implemented during the second quarter of next year, the company said.
In addition to the U.S. patent, the Akron-based company also received a process and apparatus patent from the Commissioner of Patents in Australia.
“As the world continues to seek more efficient and sustainable methods of managing complex waste streams embedded with polymer and rubber based items, the Polyflow process is well-positioned to meet this demand,” Polyflow CEO Jay Schabel said in a statement. “The receipt of these patents further strengthens our effort to commercialize a world-changing technology that will redefine waste as a resource.”