Tailoring Rheological Properties of RigidReclaim™ Resin Streams

The RigidReclaim™ technology under development by Entropex is an innovative process which converts a comingled, contaminated Mixed Rigid waste stream into highly pure, commercially valuable resins. The non-uniform natures of the plastic waste pose a significant challenge to satisfy the quality requirements for high-value applications. This project is a critical component of the RigidReclaim™ technology and it aims at tailoring the rheological properties of the recovered resin streams comparable to those of virgin resins with reliable novel chemical additives. The results will be optimized and integrated into the RigidReclaim™ process to create highly pure resin streams from the complex, non-uniform feedstock. The final products will be examined by the end-user consortium partners to substitute the virgin resins in the production. The success of the project will deliver sustainable economic and environmental benefits, not only to the partners, but also to a broad number of Canadians.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Jingxu (Jesse) Zhu


Hezhou Ye




Engineering - chemical / biological




Western University



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