Recycling of painted plastics

A method is suggested that remove paint from recycled painted plastic parts. Remaining paint in plastic is a serious contamination and the goal is to achieve sufficient quality for the recycled plastic material to be remolded into the same products and then repainted, i.e. achieving closed-loop recycling of painted plastic parts.The project focuses on paint removal and its effect on mechanical properties and the possibility of repainting. The outcome will be of great importance for achieving higher value recycling streams from ELV and WEEE.

Plastics Recycling

Project manager
Karin Lindqvist
Swerea IVF AB
Project time
2016-08-24 to 2017-03-26


Karin Lindqvist

project manager, RISE IVF AB