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Ioniqa in Top 3 Ambition 2020 Challenge

Three innovative start-ups – Ioniqa , SUR+ and Scoort – reached the Top 3 of the Ambition 2020 Challenge of  MVO Nederland announced during their New Year’s Event on January 21th in Amersfoort, The Netherlands. The goal of the Ambition 2020 Challenge is to encourage entrepreneurs to come forward with business concepts contributing to a climate neutral world without waste, where each individual talent counts. The winner will be announced on June 28th, 2016.

The jury chose three totally different start-ups with common characteristics: all proposals contribute to a circular and inclusive economy, all concepts are economically sound, each company has a good chance to grow and inspire others. The circular PET solution of Ioniqa fits this profile and developing a technology to convert PET-plastics and in the future also other materials into high-quality ‘virgin’ materials.

Magnetic Smart Recycling
Each year more than 50 million tons of oil-based PET-plastics (bottles, packaging, filling, apparel, carpets, etc) end up in incinerators, landfill and oceans. Only 10 percent of post-consumer PET-waste is collected and eventually mechanically down-cycled. The Ioniqa-technology of Magnetic Smart Recycling enables a high-grade up-cycling of all kinds and colours of PET-waste at highly competitive pricing.

About Ioniqa Technologies
Ioniqa Technologies is a high-tech chemical company from the Eindhoven region (The Netherlands) founded in 2009 and specializes in the development of Magnetic Smart Processes, which includes Magnetic Smart Materials and Separation Processes. It is a spin-off from the Eindhoven University of Technology and the Dutch Polymer Institute (Eindhoven, The Netherlands).

More information: Tonnis Hooghoudt, CEO Ioniqa / +31 681.462.963 / t.hooghoudt@ioniqa.com / www.ioniqa.com

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