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Application of switchable hydrophilicity solvents for recycling multilayer packaging materials

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Abstract

A new procedure based on switchable hydrophilicity solvents (SHS) was proposed for polyethylene and aluminium recovery from food aseptic packaging. Treatment with N,N-dimethylcyclohexylamine (DMCHA) allowed very high material recovery (>99% for aluminium and >80% for polyethylene), without compromising the quality in terms of oxidation or polymer degradation. Moreover, the results from a simplified and preliminary life cycle analysis confirm the potential environmental benefits of a SHS approach compared with other treatment and disposal scenarios.

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The article was received on 21 Dec 2016, accepted on 09 Feb 2017, published on 10 Feb 2017 and first published online on 10 Feb 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6GC03535C
Citation: Green Chem., 2017, Advance Article
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    Application of switchable hydrophilicity solvents for recycling multilayer packaging materials

    C. Samorì, D. Cespi, P. Blair, P. Galletti, D. Malferrari, F. Passarini, I. Vassura and E. Tagliavini, Green Chem., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C6GC03535C

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