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A patent developed by researchers at the University of Alicante spans five continents

Present in over 20 countries, it eliminates printed ink on plastic leaving it completely ready for new print and use.

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Demonstration plan in San Vicente del Raspeig

 

Alicante. Friday, 23 October 2015

For the first time, a patent developed by researchers at the University of Alicante expands to twenty countries. Olax22  is a technology-based firm that has mnaged to get rid of the printed ink on plastic, leaving it completely ready for a new print and use. It has already reached many countries such as Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, USA, Vietnam , Indonesia, Japan, South Africa, South Korea, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, India, China, Australia, United Arab Emirates and Canada

For the first time, the University of Alicante achieves for such a massive patent extension. Approximately 10 out of 200 patents manage to extend to Europe or America but never to as many countries as this time, as it was confirmed by UA Research and Technology Transfer Office  (SGITT-OTRI).

This challenge has been made possible thank to a business agremment between Olax22 and a multinational in the engineering sector  through a joint venture, Cadel Deinking SL, to market the technology developed by researchers at the University of Alicante Department of Chemical Engineering.

The exclusive patent of this technology belongs to Cadel Deinking and it has already a demonstration plant based in San Vicente del Raspeig to develop its ink-removal technique at market scale.

The patent is a business opportunity for Cadel Deinking as this will allow the new parternship to protect their investment from potential piracy in other countries, as it was stated by UA Chemical Engineering Department researcher Andrés Fullana, who is proud that the technology developed by his research group at the University of Alicante has been extended around so many countries.

 

Olax22

Olax22, technology-based company emerged in the UA in 2010 with the main goal of solving environmental problems in the graphic printing industry as well as reducing costs. It focuses on the recovery of waste ink in the solvent base from the washing of flexography machines and gravure of printing companies.

 

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  Result of the technology to remove prinetd ink from plastic developed  at the UA 

 

 

 

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