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UPLIFT360'S TECHNOLOGY

Chemical recycling transformed using low-energy processes and low-impact chemicals, applied to advanced material waste streams.

TIMELINE

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NOV 2022

UK MOD funded project on recycling body armour begun

FEB 2023

Proof of Concept Chemical Recycling

MAY 2023

Proof of Concept Resin Removal

SEPT 2023

Luxembourg R&D centre created

NOV 2023

Renew & ChemR patents filed

Resin Removal developed for more composite materials

Para-aramid recycling industrialised

AUG 2023

Body Armour Recycling Phase 2

OCT 2023

UK R&D Centre in Bristol

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RECYCLED MATERIALS

WE CONVERT WASTE ARAMID FIBRES INTO ‘RENEWED’ CONTINUOUS FIBRES THAT CAN RE-ENTER THE HIGH VALUE SUPPLY CHAIN

We have devised an eco-friendly, low-energy technique for recycling fibres employed in high performance products such as body armour. Our innovation utilises sustainable chemicals to convert waste para-aramid fibres into a liquid, which can then be spun back into a high- performance material with similar characteristics to virgin material. Through this recycling process, valuable materials can be reintroduced into the supply chain.

NEW MATERIALS

WE DEVELOP HIGH-PERFORMANCE MATERIALS WITH A REDUCED ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT FOR THE DEFENCE AND SECURITY, AEROSPACE, AND AUTOMOTIVE SECTORS

Our latest addition is a team in Luxembourg developing new, natural fibre-based materials in bespoke high-performance applications such as defence, motorsport, aerospace and automotive. To ensure circularity, we’re also developing methods to recycle or regenerate the fibres we work with.

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CASE STUDY

Uplift360 have received over £400K from the Defence and Security Accelerator to develop a technology capable of recycling the valuable para-aramids found in body armour. This circular economic technology has the potential to reduce CO2e emissions, bolster vulnerable supply chains and deliver substantial cost savings for defence.

A display of Uplift360's body armour vest

RECYCLED CHEMICALS

WE EXTRACT PETROCHEMICAL FEEDSTOCK FROM WASTE POLYMERS AND COMPOSITES

We’ve developed a low-energy technology that can depolymerise waste materials into chemical compounds (their building blocks). These recycled chemical compounds can then re-enter the downstream supply chain to make new polymer materials. This bypasses the need to extract more fossil fuels, this not only reduces CO2 emissions but creates inexpensive petrochemicals.

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DID YOU KNOW?

The original research into depolymerisation was funded by the Defence and Security Accelerator to extract aromatic compounds from waste para-aramids. 

TECHNOLOGY

The process designed by Uplift360 is a really good example of how new and intelligent thinking can transform old practices in Defence. Their innovative approach could reduce wastage, save money and secure supply without compromising on high-quality kit for our armed forces.

PUSHING THEBOUNDARIES OFCIRCULARITY

- Minister of State for Defence: Baroness Goldie

PUSHING THEBOUNDARIES OFCIRCULARITY

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CASE STUDY

Our work on Project Monet is helping develop this technology. Here we are assessing the viability of recycling an end-of-life RAF training aircraft, as part of a wider circularity assessment done by ourselves and a fantastic set of partners, led by Babcock.

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CASE STUDY

We’re working with the Luxembourg Institute for Science and Technology on the development of new materials that are circular by design, but non-fossil fuel derived, for the defence, security, aviation and automotive markets.

PARTNER WITH US

Please get in touch if you think our technology could solve your waste stream problems

GET IN TOUCH

Do you have any questions? We'd love to hear from you

Address | Luxembourg:

Uplift360, Europe Sarl 9 Rue Du Laboratoire, L- 1911, Luxembourg

 

Address | UK: 

North Gate (UWE), Filton Road, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8RB

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RESIN REMOVAL

WE SELECTIVELY REMOVE RESIN MATRICES FROM HIGH-VALUE REINFORCING FIBRES

Our low-energy, environmentally friendly process can separate high value fibres from their resin matrix in a waste material composite. By its nature it is fibre agnostic, meaning it has the potential to work for a wide range of fibre composites. The retrieved fibres will retain the woven or non-woven state they were in, retaining their high value.

TECHNOLOGY

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