We are looking for startups and scaleups that want to collaborate with Teijin Aramid to reduce the CO2-footprint of her production processes and contribute to the circular economy by recycling aramid yarns and using it for new applications. Currently, Teijin Aramid already collects cutting-material from the garment, safety gloves, ballistic vests, and helmets and recycles these by providing the raw materials a second life in Twaron pulp. We are looking for new solutions that enable Teijin Aramid to recycle more challenging products such as optical fiber cables, Twaron fiber reinforced rubber tires and rubber hoses and composites. In these applications, Twaron yarn is closely embedded and sometimes even chemically crosslinked to a matrix material of different composites, thereby more difficult to separate and recycle. We are interested in the following solution directions:
MECHANICAL OR CHEMICAL SEPARATION PROCESSES
That can separate these highly advanced applications where Twaron yarn is more closely embedded or chemically crosslinked to a matrix material of different composites.
PROCESSES THAT SUPPORT RECYCLING OF ARAMID YARNS
For example new innovative ways to collect, separate or transport the aramid yarns thereby optimizing the recycling process.
NEW APPLICATIONS FOR ARAMID YARN
Beside Twaron pulp, that is often used as an asbestos replacement in high-value-added applications, we are open to other applications for the recycled material.
WHATS IN IT FOR YOU
Pilot contract with Teijin Aramid to validate your solution and scale up if successful
Access to Teijin Aramid’s testing and R&D facilities
Access to the Chemport Europe network
Have a working prototype or demonstrator
Be able to launch a finished product or service within the next 18 months
Be able to do a pilot project in the Netherlands
The deadline for applications of proposals is on November 11th, 2019 at midnight (UTC+2).
ANNOUNCEMENT SELECTED STARTUPS
The announcement of selected companies will be done latest December 12th, 2019.
The selected companies will be invited for one-on-one business meetings to discuss the potential pilot with Teijin Aramid from January 7th till 8th 2020, during Sustainable Industry Challenge – Chemport Europe edition in Groningen, the Netherlands.
The most relevant startup(s)/scaleup(s) will start with the pilot from February onwards.