UDT has developed a pyrolytic process to transform waste polyolefins (polyethylene and polypropylene) into paraffin waxes as the main product. The process was scaled up at pilot level to a continuous plant with a capacity of 20 kg of plastic per hour (TRL 6). 

The waxes can be used in three main applications: 

  • hydrophobic emulsions for wood panels (TRL 7), 
  • as a lubricating agent for wood-plastic composites (TRL 4) and (iii) in thermal storage systems (TRL 6). 
  • in thermal storage systems (TRL 4).