IoniqaCircular PET-recycling to next level: 1,000 Liter Runs

Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 15 January 2016

Ioniqa’s circular solution for PET-plastics has reached a next level after the success of the recent 100 liter scale up. Ioniqa will start testing at Plant One Rotterdam its PET-recycling procedure on a 1,000 liter scale. The last stop before proceeding to industrial level of 10.000 ton production in 2017.

“The 1,000 liter scale-up is the next exciting step in our quest to close the loop for PET-plastics,” says Tonnis Hooghoudt, CEO of Ioniqa. “Each year millions of tons of post-consumer PET-waste ends up down-cycled, dumped or incinerated which is totally unnecessary. With the use of our Magnetic Smart Process we are able to recycle all kinds of used colored PET into ‘virgin’ raw materials, a procedure that can be repeated endlessly and competes with oil-based PET materials.”

Ioniqa will use the pilot-facilities and services of Plant One Rotterdam. A specific industrial area in the Port of Rotterdam region, focusing on innovative start-ups and researchers to test new sustainable technologies on a commercial scale. In the coming period Ioniqa will establish here all necessary equipment for testing and scaling her PET-recycling technology.

About Plant One Rotterdam

Plant One Rotterdam is a Center of Excellence for testing and demonstration of sustainable process technologies. Promising innovations that have been proven in laboratories, can make a head start and speed up their time-to market here. All facilities for testing and demonstration installations are available, as well as office and laboratories. More info:

About Ioniqa Technologies

Ioniqa Technologies is a clean-tech company, founded in 2009 and located in Eindhoven (the Netherlands). Ioniqa specializes in Magnetic Smart Processes, a platform technology applied to PET-recycling and carries the promise for many other recycling applications in the future. Ioniqa is a spin-off from the Eindhoven University of Technology and the Dutch Polymer Institute. More info:

More information:

  • Ioniqa Technologies: +31 40 751 7630 / / @IoniqaCircular
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