At Mavinil S.A. we have opted in the recycling sector to work with materials that are not recyclable through simple crushing or granulation, but rather that require a more complex operation, especially when we are talking about plastic products made up of two or more incompatible elements when it comes to reusing them. This is the case of materials with fibre or bilayer materials.

This process has involved many years of effort to develop machinery designed in-house capable of separating the different composite plastic materials.

Materials with fibre

In Mavinil S.A we have developed an installation that carries out a process to recycle plastic materials that contain a textile fibre reinforcement, usually polyester, although it can also be cotton or polypropylene.

In our facilities we separate the fibre and obtain clean plastic material with a maximum quality of impurities of 0.001%.

The materials we work with are from different sectors: sealing or waterproofing sheets, garden hoses, conveyor belts, advertising banners, etc.

The system we use is totally mechanical and free of any chemical product. This avoids any kind of degradation of the material which, if necessary, can be used to make the same material as before.

The process is fully designed by Mavinil S.A and for now the existence of any process with the same quality guarantees is unheard of anyone else in Europe.

The system we use was patented at state level in 2008 and thanks to subsequent improvements we were able to patent it at European level in 2016.

Bilayer materials

We have started performing this activity in recent years. It consists of recycling composite materials of two different sheets in which the base sheet can be made of PP, PET, PVC, etc.

Usually this represents 80% of the total while the second sheet, whose purpose is normally to act as a covering or cover and is made of various materials (PM, EVO, PE, etc.) incompatible with the base sheet.

With the system we use, we are able to separate the covering sheet and therefore take advantage of the base sheet. As in the case of fibre separation, we use a totally mechanical process that does not degrade the material to be used at all. These materials to be recycled are generated in many sectors, the most common being packaging for food or packaging for medicines or industrial items, etc.

The clean product obtained is suitable for many sectors, as well as the manufacture of new sheets, pipes, etc.