Idea - FICS


Team and Contact Details

Student Name School Degree Year Email
Mustafa Ul
Syed Muhammad Haisam Tirimzi

Inter School Idea ? No
Do you need expertises from another area: No
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Idea Details

Idea Name: REPEAT
Slogan: Waste less, recycle more
Supervisor Name: Dr. Taqi Mehran
Supervisor Designation: Assisstant Professor
Supervisor School: SCME
Supervisor Department: Chemical Engineering
Contact number: 03339910293
Email ID:
    We will design a process and a machine to recycle PET water bottles, regardless of their color, and produce yarn from them.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    Our idea aims to reduce the level of carbon emissions in the world by designing a cheap recycling option. This process will reduce the energy costs of the current recycling process, and tackle other problems like decolorization of the bottles. It will also provide cheaper yarn to manufacturers.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   The primary stakeholders of this process are cloth manufacturers and waste management entities. They would both benefit from reduced waste and lowered costs. The general population will benefit from cheap cloth options and reduced carbon emissions.
How will the solution works
    The recycling of PET starts with the collection of PET bottles such as mineral water bottles, cold drink bottles, etc. The collected plastic is then sorted, the caps of the bottles are removed and it is filtered and sanitized. After sorting the plastic is then shredded into small flakes by a shredder. Small flakes improve the end properties of the recycled products. The flakes are then decolorized by chemicals and then they are extruded at 300°C and the plastic comes out as yarn.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Our competitors are other PET recyclers in Pakistan which are very few. Our solution is different because it aims to use less energy during the PET recycling process and use a green decolorization process. It will take less to recycle more.
Status: new
Entry Date & Time: 2020-12-17 (1436)