Shark Solutions A/S

Shark Solutions are dedicated to develop new innovative technologies for the recycle industry. We offer two proven and yet breakthrough technologies: the Shark Press Container (compactor) and the Shark Glass Separator. Our main business is operating PVB recycling factories in Europe and (soon) USA, where we manufacture PVB for many industrial applications, which is then sold worldwide.

Company details

Skimmedevej 10 , Vipperød , DK-4390 Denmark

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Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Waste and Recycling - Recycling Systems
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Shark Solutions A/S is a Danish based innovative cleantech market leader in recycling post-consumer laminated PVB (PolyVinyl Bytural) and glass from windshields and laminated architectural/building glass.

Our main business is operating PVB recycling factories in Europe and (soon) USA, where we manufacture PVB for many industrial applications, which is then sold worldwide.

Not only have Shark Solutions developed a technology that allows you to recoup the PVB from PVB waste in volume and runs numerous operations for this, but we have also developed markets for this recycled PVB.

We also offer efficient mobile glass separation systems for recycling windshields and other laminated glass. This technology also applies for areas of recycling gypsum boards and solar panels, PV.

Shark Solutions started in early 2005 - with some good ideas & prototypes! Initially  the focus was on Shark press containers (mobile compactors) and glass separation.

The Shark press container got patent protected in Europe and USA. We started to developd the market in Europe and sold the European activitvites in early 2008 - since we wanted to focus on the glass separation and PVB business. However Shark Solutions still owns the US patent on the mobile compactor - and are looking for interested parties to further develop this potential in the USA and abroad.

The Shark glass separation technology has been developed and patents are granted and in some other regions patent process is still in progress! Thus we market and sell this unique mobile technology for separation of laminated glass and other types of flat glass, e.g. safety glass - as well as gypsum boards, PV modules etc.

Our key focus is the PVB Recycling!  Since early start of the company Shark Solutions has been focused on potential of recycling the PVB waste from separated laminated glass! A constant high level of reasearch and development has been put into this effort as well as considerably investment.  Shark has accomplished to clean the PVB waste from glass and other contaminats in industrial volumes and now runs several maufacturing factories in the world recycling PVB waste from the glass industry! This patent protected technology offers the industry the ability not to landfill PVB waste, which have major positive enviromental impact.

Not only have we developed the special know how on how to recycle this nieche waste product but has also managed to develop a range of industrial applications for the new clean / recycled PVB. Specifically we have developed a range of industrial PVB raw materials - which goes into specific applications world wide.

Shark Solutions runs these PVB recycling operations by ourselves - the technology is not for sale - since we want to further develop technology and applications. We plan to boost our production capacity world wide by keep adding PVB Recycling facilities as our business opportunities progress. Currently we run these operations in Denmark, Belgium and later in 2011 also in the USA!

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PVB means PolyVinyl Butyral and was developed back in the early 1930 and has been in production ever since by a few world wide manufacturers. PVB resin is a non-toxic, non-corrosive product. It has excellent characteristics of transparence, insulation, film-forming properties, impacting resistance and drawing performance.

It has good tensile strength, adhesiveness, elasticity, and is free from inorganic and aliphatic acids. It also owns combination properties of light-proofness, freezing and aging resistance, etc.

PVB resin is not dissolvable in water but is soluble in organic solvents, such as alcohol, ester, ketone, benzene, and a mixed solvent with ethyl alcohol and aromatic hydrocarbon.

This resin has special adhesiveness and high transparence to both organic and inorganic glass. It can be used as the sandwich material of non-shatterable glass, and the transparent material instead of organic glass.

Coating for lumber:
The surface-finishing agent for glued boards, substratum coatings for hard boards and insulating materials.

Coating for metals:
Mixed with other natural resins, synthetic resins and drying oil, it can better the resistance to impact, flexibility and bond ability of thermoset resins.

Priming paint for metals:
PVB resin has a very strong adhesiveness to metals, and a good bondability to surface coatings. It can be used as a priming paint for metallic materials, such as steel, aluminium, galvanized iron, copper and so on. It is widely exploited in boats and ships, bridges, aircrafts and electron devices, etc.

Concrete coating:
PVB liquor can be used as substratum coating; the durability of water emulsion coating film can be improved.

Waterproof coating:
As a waterproof coating, good result can be achieved after PVB is added, and it can be used for making tents, overcoats, food bags, etc.

Protective coating for gloss surfaces:
It is used as varnish for wooden handicrafts, paint for wires and other metal plating surfaces.

Coating for leather:
The thin film of PVB shows its very strong extensibility at normal temperature, and it can also maintain this property at low temperature. As a result, it can be used to produce soft and elastic leather films for its distinctive character.

Coating for vacuum vapor deposition:
PVB liquor can be adhesive to the surfaces of plastic, paper and metals. It can be used for vacuum vapor deposition, for instance, the adhesive for vacuum aluminum plating and the coating for its processing surface.

Coating for metal foil:
PVB liquor improves the strength and moisture resistance of metal foil, and enables a completely closed wrapping heat sealing. This use is applied to the package of foodstuff, such as chocolate, biscuits, and automatic packing of medicine and camera attachments, etc.

Oil-ink for metals:
Mixed with nitro-cotton and malefic acid resin, etc., it can be used as oil-ink for aluminum and copper sheets, etc.

Adhesive to enamel-insulated coils of wire:
Coat PVB liquor on the coils, heat it, and the coils can be adhered.

Adhesive to metals:
When PVB is mixed with phenolic resin, it can be made up into acetal phenolic glue of different specifications and used to adhere various metals. Coat the liquor on the surfaces of metals, and after it vaporizes, the coated metals are pressed heat.

Adhesive to glass:
PVB resin has a very high adhesive force. It is used to adhere glass for its moderate elasticity and softness.

Adhesive for 'Transfer Printing Trademarks':
PVB can be used as the adhesive agent of 'Transfer Printing Trademarks' for porcelains. For instance, 'Pattern Papers for Porcelains' has become one of its important uses. In addition, it can also be used as 'Transfer Printing Trademarks' in textile products.

Pressure-sensitive adhesive:
It is used as raw material of pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes, such as the adhesive tape for glass paper, polyethylene adhesive tape etc.

Adhesive for heat sealing:
PVB can be mixed with natural resins, synthetic resins and plasticizing agent and used as adhesive for heat sealing.

Film adhesive bond:
PVB is mixed with other synthetic resins, synthetic rubber and plasticizing agent, then it can be used to adhere cloths or other materials by heating.

Adhesives for other uses:
PVB can be used as materials to produce adhesive for non-woven fabric, adhesive for electrostatic flocking and adhesive for leather.

Coating:
Coat PVB liquor added in with plasticizing agent on textile products, and the goods are awarded the properties of water-proofness and resistance to soiling, etc., and it won't destroy the original feel and style. The processing result can be improved by adding cross-linking resin and curing agent in, etc. PVB emulsion can also be processed in this way.

Dyeing and printing of clothes:
Both PVB liquor and emulsion can be used for dyeing and printing of cloths. It is good in washing resistance and non-discoloration. The abrasion-proofness and pliability of cloths can be improved by finishing with other resins.

Other

Glass fiber reinforced plastic and laminated materials:
PVB can be dissolved in the mixture with phenolic resin, in which alkali free glass cloth is immersed. Cloths of this kind can be made into glass parts and better the performances of glass fiber reinforced plastic. It is extensively employed in machinery, instrument and meter industries.