Knowaste has been researching and developing waste treatment technology for processing absorbent hygiene products since the 1990's. Today our engineers have translated this experience into a custom made and practical solution for the UK market. Within an air controlled and clean working environment, we take delivery of the materials in a dedicated receiving bay. Utilising autoclave advanced thermal treatment technology, the waste material is sterilised, separation commenced and moisture released. At this stage the super absorbent polymers are collapsed and rendered inert.
There follows further sort and separation of plastics and fibres and removal of contaminants. The plastics continue through granulation and multiple- washing stages before being bagged for shipment in flake form. These flakes can then be used, or pelletised to be used, in new products such as plastic components or as an ingredient in composite materials replacing concrete and steel. The fibres can be used for industrial cardboard tubing and fibre-based construction materials. 95 per cent of the material input is treated with the remaining solids sent to the sewer.
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