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Recycling, Volume 3, Issue 1 (March 2018)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) The requirements that packaging items have to meet are highly versatile and therefore cannot be [...] Read more. The requirements that packaging items have to meet are highly versatile and therefore cannot be fulfilled by one single material in many cases. Therefore, diverse materials such as different polymer types, metals and fibrous materials are often combined in composite structures. However, these composite structures, such as multilayer packaging films, cannot be recycled economically according to the state of the art. This paper reviews the behaviour of polymer-based multilayer packaging in current end of life treatment systems and critically reviews the most recent research approaches for material recycling. These research approaches include methods that recycle the different materials of the multilayer separately and techniques that process the different materials jointly. View this paper