Arqlite has developed a proprietary recycling process that differs from existing technologies as it is capable of recycling the most complex, un-recyclable plastics (flexible packaging, laminated, aluminized, degraded, etc) and it can do it at a competitive cost to landfills.
Our very first product is an artificial gravel, three times lighter and ten times better insulator than mineral gravel, used as a sustainable replacement to expanded clay and expanded polystyrene to produce light concretes and durable drainage layers.
Arqlite has two different markets: On one side it provides a recycling service for big plastic waste generators (both private companies and municipalities) that are currently paying to landfill these up-to-now un-recyclable plastics; and on the other side it sells its gravel to three different markets: i) Construction companies using it as a light aggregate to produce light and more efficient mixes, ii) Precast concrete companies looking for more elasticity on their products and a cost reduction on transport (weight is reduced in half), and iii) Landscapers and gardeners using it to create drainage layers on parks, gardens and other civil engineering uses.
Arqlite has recently finished its first production facility in Buenos Aires with a 200 ton/month production capacity, validating its technology an the acceptance of the product as every ton of gravel produced is sold and more clients are waiting for more.
With unlimited markets on both ends, Arqlite has the potential of ending the problem of plastics around the world.