As we previously announced in this article, 3M AdMD is working on closing the loop of the fluoropolymer life cycle. We started construction of our pilot plant in May 2013 and the shell of the building has been completed in December 2013.
While the building is now undergoing interior construction, we proudly announce that we're planning to start up the pilot plant in the fourth quarter of 2014!
This first industry-scale up-cycling plant for fluoropolymers operates at a capacity of 500 tons a year. Initially, the plant will process fully fluorinated, polluted polymer scrap, such as PTFE, FEP and PFA. In the following step, it will process PTFE compounds containing different types of fillers.
Stay tuned for more news to come!