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Innovative Acrylic(PMMA- Polymethyl methacrylate) Recycling Technology Complying with Regulations


P2L(Plant for 2nd Life), is a new generation technology for recycling polymethyl methacrylate(PMMA) wastes. This technology recycles PMMA to methyl methacrylate(MMA) monomer which in turn will be used for the production of PMMA sheets known as Acrylic or Plexiglas(TM).
A plant to second life is the first step towards an endless cycle. MMA is the only plastic that can be eternally reincarnated, but only under the perfect technique. Our proposal provides this perfect technique and thus, it promotes sustainability.
M-D2, a technopolis R&D company, developed a new pyrolysis technique for safe, cheap and eco-friendly recovery of MMA. P2L technology is not the only PMMA recycling technique, however it is the most eco-friendly, lowest power consuming one. Its product RMMA(regenerated MMA) has a purity more than 99%. These make P2L the future PMMA recycling technology for European Countries and many more developed countries complying the regulations.
Making an innovative technology investment with high profit and fast return in a low competition sector is the unique selling point of P2L.
PMMA is used in the production of TV screens, LED’s, automobile rear lights, aeroplane windows, mobile phone screens and many more in optical or surface/coating solutions. Wide usage(~3.36 M tons annually) of PMMA and the expects of 100% consumption increase in 15 years, results considerable waste production. PMMA wastes are collected and shipped to developing countries as China and India.
Today a global crisis is on the way after China decided in 2017 to stop importing waste plastics. China started this waste ban in 01.01.2018. Conventional PMMA recycling techniques are restricted by regulations in the developed countries so it is a shocking threat stopping to export their waste PMMA. PMMA recovery becomes more important than the other plastics because of its technical difficulties and the lead (extreme poisonous heavy metal) pollution caused by the conventional methods.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/mobile phone
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/recycling
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1


Odtu-ostim Teknokent Uzaycagi Bulvari 1308. Sokak No:6 / Zk 13-14 Ostim/yenimahalle
06370 Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000