FLO.materials - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Team Members 
Principal Investigator: Brett Helms
Entrepreneurial Lead: Peter Christensen
Industry Mentor: Travis Baughman

Technology Description

FLO materials are next-generation plastics with closed-loop lifecycles. On the front end, they provide new opportunities for remolding and scrap recovery in manufacturing processes. On the back end, they are easily sorted from other plastics and de-polymerized in an energy-efficient manner. The de-polymerization process enables the recovery of starting materials that are so pure, they can be used for manufacturing new products without any additional processing measures. They are a counterpoint to single-use plastics in use today, and may help secure a transition to a circular economy.