Glass, paper and plastic are widely recycled. Our Indaver Molecule Management® (IMM) takes recycling one step further. With Indaver Molecule Management® we look for new and better ways to recover valuable components in household and industrial waste streams safely and efficiently. We do that by looking at the smallest building blocks, the molecules. Using this IMM approach Indaver has already successfully recovered hydrochloric acid, palladium and iodine. R&D projects for recovering sulphuric acid, fluorine and valuable metals are also underway. In 2017, preparations began for 2 major projects: the plastics2chemicals (P2C) project with a recycling solution for end-of-life plastics and IndaChlor® in France.
IndaChlor®, is the name of the new Indaver facility being constructed at Loon Plage (Dunkirk), which will recycle chlorinated production residues primarily from the PVC industry.
IndaChlor® will treat and break down production waste and chlorinated residue streams, from which we will recover valuable materials. With a treatment capacity of 40,000 tonnes per annum, the plant will transform the residues into hydrochloric acid, a product used by other industries in their processes. Furthermore, IndaChlor® will also reuse the energy it produces.
Indaver is focused on finding innovative and sustainable solutions for plastics. In our facilities in Willebroek we sort recyclable plastic packaging and get it ready for use as a raw material for the recycling industry. We are now also constructing an innovative solution for end-of-life plastics that can no longer be re-used. In these plastics2chemicals (P2C) facilities we will break down these plastics into smaller hydrocarbon chains. This thermal, molecular recycling will produce high-grade raw materials for the chemical industry.
Since 2001, the Indaver ARP (Acid Recycling Plant) has been recovering hydrochloric acid from three pickling baths at Tata Steel, Ijmuiden, in the Netherlands. The hydrochloric acid is used to prevent corrosion of the steel slabs after rolling. The pickling acid used is oxidized in the Indaver ARP (located within the Tata Steel property at Ijmuiden, just north of Amsterdam). This oxidation produces regenerated hydrochloric acid, which is then reused by Tata Steel. This is a sustainable solution, where waste is transformed into raw materials. It takes place within a totally closed loop.
The iron oxide recovered is also reused as a raw material in the steel and pigments industries.