SKYTECH IS CONSTANTLY EVOLVING!

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Our story

  1. 2010

    APR2 files an international patent for its polymer separation technology

  2. 2011

    A collaboration between APR2 and the CNRS is established in view to industrializing the process. To take things even further, the company creates its own R&D team

  3. 2015

    The TRIBLAST V1.0 prototype is created and tested based on research conducted by Professor Lucien Dascalescu from the University of Poitiers

  4. 2017

    The TRIBLAST V2.0 prototype proves itself with 90-95% purity rates and 50% extraction efficiency. A joint project with the Ecole Normale Supérieure at Paris-Saclay helps to refine and perfect the separation process

  5. 2018

    Creation of SKYTECH, V3.0 and V3.1 prototypes reaching 95-98% purity and 90% extraction yield

  6. 2019

    Three new patents are filed in 2019, covering: Simulation of separation, Electrostatic charging, Form and positioning of electrodes in the separation chambers

    Commissioning of the first industrial triboelectric separation line at the Bonnières-sur-Seine site (Yvelines, France)

    In October, SKYTECH signs a 2.2-million-euro funding agreement with ADEME to support its R&D and increase its industrial production lines

  7. 2020

    Large-scale production of premium regenerated plastics for industrial use is launched with a production capacity of 10,000 metric tons

    SKYTECH’s project receives the Excellence Award from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program (European Commission) and is recognized as an innovative company by French Tech

  8. 2021

    SKYTECH becomes a laureate of the France Relance program supported by the French government and receives financial support of 1.5 million euros within the framework of the Programme d’Investissements d’Avenir (Investments for the Future Programme).

  9. 2022

    SKYTECH moves into its new production site in Val d’Hazey, aiming for annual production capacity of more than 50,000 tons of rABS, rPS and rPP in 2024.

    SKYTECH begins international development and opens a first subsidiary in Italy in view to building a future production site

OUR HEADQUARTERS AND MAIN PRODUCTION SITE AT VAL D’HAZEY

SUPPORTING DECARBONIZATION OF THE MANUFACTURING AND NEW PLASTICS INDUSTRIES

Faced with the challenges posed by the consumption of plastics and their under-utilization, our mission is to provide practical assistance to manufacturers in decarbonizing their manufacturing processes, by enabling them to substitute virgin plastics derived from petroleum with regenerated plastics derived from recycling.

The stakes are high, because today, less than 10% of these materials are reused, even though they are readily available. We could largely avoid manufacturing new plastics, and instead reuse materials that are in a state of waste, when it is possible to give them a new life.

This is precisely what we do at Skytech, thanks to our patented mixed plastics separation technology, our formulation/granulation know-how and our industrial capabilities. We work hand in hand with our distributor and industrial customers to offer them a sustainable, high-quality alternative that meets their specific needs and is available with as much ease as virgin materials. Our aim is to contribute to the emergence of a circular economy in which tomorrow an end-of-life bumper can automatically become a coffee machine or vacuum cleaner shell.

Frédéric DELAVAL

CEO

OUR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Frédéric DELAVAL

Directeur Général

Frédéric Delaval has almost 30 years’ experience in the management of companies specializing in transport and urban logistics. Before joining Skytech, Frédéric was Deputy Managing Director of Urby, a company helping local authorities to implement carbon-free urban logistics solutions. Previously, he was Chairman of Mobigreen, a pioneer in soft mobility, winning the first Veligo tender. He also held the position of Technical Director of the Service-Courrier-Colis Division within the La Poste Group for 6 years. He has built his career in industrial and service companies such as Technicolor and Pfizer, and began his career as a supply chain consultant engineer with PEA.

Pierre SOMMEN

Head of R&D, Procurement & Product Quality

A graduate of Polytech Paris-Sud, Pierre Sommen began his career in 2013 as an assistant research engineer at the Centre de Sciences Nucléaires et de Sciences de la Matière (CSNSM). A material scientist, he joined Nactiv, a subsidiary of APR2, in 2014, before joining SKYTECH in 2018 to oversee the operation of TRIBLAST, SKYTECH patented polymer separation process. He is also responsible for securing the supply of plastics from end-of-life vehicles (ELV) and mixed waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)

Stéphane FORTUNA

Head of Sales

A graduate of INSEEC, Stéphane joined Ascend Performance Materials – one of the world’s leading polyamide manufacturers – in 2012 as Business Development Manager for Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India. In 2015, he was appointed international key account manager for the company. His actions enabled Ascend Performance Materials to gain the trust of major industrial accounts in the automotive, energy, medical devices and consumer goods sectors and to accelerate its international development

Hervé GAREST

Head of Production

An expert in extrusion and the use of plastic/composite, Hervé worked from 1993 to 2015 for the company Draka Paricable in Val d’Hazey (Normandy).From 2008, Hervé was Process and Production Manager, in charge of management of supplies associated with the production plans, the development and follow-up of the production plan, and the management of tools, components and raw materials for the manufacturing lines.

OUR SUPERVISORY BOARD

Jacques SIMONNET

Board Member

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Xerys Gestion France

Jacqueline LECOURTIER

Board Member

An engineer from École Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques de Nancy with a doctorate of physical sciences from Pierre and Marie Curie University, Jacqueline Lecourtier has been a SKYTECH Board Member since late 2018. Jacqueline Lecourtier started her career at the CNRS before joining the French Petroleum Institute (IFP) in 1981 where she held the positions of research engineer, “Drilling-Production” director and then Scientific Manager (2001-2006). Jacqueline Lecourtier was Director of the French National Research Agency (ANR) between 2006 and 2012. At the same time, she was appointed member of the Scientific Council of the CEA and elected to the Academy of Technologies in 2013.

Our shareholder

XERYS INVEST, OUR PARTNER SINCE SKYTECH WAS FIRST FOUNDED

Xerys INVEST is a portfolio management company specializing in private equity that places companies’ business project at the heart of its investment philosophy and supports the management of Xerys Funds’ investments at every stage of their company’s growth, from venture capital to maturity

In 2013, the fund decided to support SKYTECH in its mission to recover plastics for a more responsible waste management

More information about Xerys INVEST is available here