The process: deactivation of SAP’s
Diapers are collected from municipalities, day care centers and care institutions. Upon entry the material is shredded and washed. The plastic is then separated from the other material and further washed and pelletized. The remaining waste (SAP's, paper fibers and compost) is sterilized with a jet cooker, which kills the pathogens. Then comes the unique in the process of Diaper Recycling Europe: the deactivation of the SAP's. That is a patented process that we are very proud of. It ensures that we are able to manufacture high-quality secondary products. We are able to recover high-quality fibers and SAP's separately. Or in a composition thereof, which is interesting for cat litter for example. The remaining residual flows are further treated for the degradation of medicines. Water and air are post-treated. We really only need to dispose of 2% of the diaper material as actual waste.