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28. Jul 2013
AESL signed agreement with VIRGO to become the international marketing partner of AESL

Advanced Enzyme Science Limited (AESL) is a polymer technology company based in the United Kingdom.

As a result of eight years of extensive research AESL has developed, with the help of new technology, an enzyme which promotes the chemical reaction within the polythene PE and other synthetic polymers accelerating the process of biodegradation.

Enzymoplast® is the only non Bioplastic material which has achieved compostable status, certified to EN 13432 standard. Enzymoplast® is neither a biopolymer nor an oxo degradable additive. 

Enzymoplast® is a trademark of Advanced Enzyme Science Limited.

 

 

 

 


20. Jul 2012
VIRGO and Flexoresearch signed US contract - VIRGO lights the fuse in the States with a Green Flash

VIRGO Press Release:

Hong Kong based Green Technology innovator, VIRGO Environmental Technologies Ltd, is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Green Flash Recycling of San Francisco to bring Flexoresearch laminated paper recycling technology to the North American Market.

Mr Scott Foley of Green Flash Recycling commented, “After a two year search for a sustainable solution to the global problems associated with recycling laminated paper, we were very excited to learn about the amazing technology developed by Mr. Paijit Sangchai and the Flexoresearch Group.  We were happy to visit Mr. Sangchai’s plant in Thailand to see the technology in action, and we quickly moved to conclude a deal to secure the technology for our home market.  We view this new technology as a true game changer for the US recycling industry and we are very excited about the future of our new partnership with Virgo.”

Laminated paper in its many forms has always been a troublesome material, and has been largely considered impossible to recycle, thereby condemning it to landfills around the world.  Developed by Mr. Paijit Sangchai, CEO and Founder of the Flexoresearch Group, this new technology facilitates the environmentally friendly recycling of laminated paper and all its components.  Based in Thailand, the Flexoresearch Group has already received a great deal of attention and many accolades from the international community, including their recent recognition as the 2011 Technology Pioneer of the Year in the CleanTech category of the World Economic Forum.

 

VIRGO-FLEXO USA

Scott Foley (Green Flash), Jimmy Ong (VIRGO), Thomas Petermöller (VIRGO), Abdi Taj (Green Flash), Wayne Dobson (VIRGO), Paijit Sangchai (Flexoresearch) in Bangkok

 

“We were happy to receive the delegation from Green Flash Recycling in Bangkok last week to view Mr Sangchai’s laminated paper recycling facility first hand, which suitably impressed I hope. We were very impressed with Scott and Abdi’s in depth knowledge of both the problem which laminated paper causes in the recycling stream and also the mechanics of the collection of the material in the United States market. We are sure that this partnership will prove successful” said Mr Thomas Petermoeller of VIRGO.


30. May 2012
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM Flexoresearch founder Paijit Sangchai panelist at the forum

Innovation for Global Market: from Concept to Commerce


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Paijit Sangchai (left) at the WEF 2012 Bangkok

 

During a side event of the World Economic Forum in Bangkok Mr. Paijit Sangchai acted as a panelist in the high profile forum on Innovation. The panel focused on Innovation in ASEAN and how this can be communicated into commercial viability.

Flexoresearch’s unique technologies, in particular the recycling of laminated paper with enzyme based technology, are a perfect example of collaboration between innovators and commerce to bring new technologies to market.

 

Flexoresearch has managed to find licensees for this breakthrough technology in most major international markets, who are helping to commercialize their invention. This allows the inventors and innovative companies to concentrate on refining their technologies and developing new environmental technologies as partners of science, whilst the partners in commerce assure a good return to finance such R&D. The close collaboration between the conceptualizers and the commercializers reflects a good way for ASEAN Innovators to capture the world markets.


26. Apr 2012
CNN reports about FLEXORESEARCH -  Our "Partner of Science" , Mr. Paijit Sangchai on CNN NEWS          

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His groundbreaking invention is now getting in the

focus of media as well. See the CNN report at:

 

http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/04/26/coren-thailand-waste-wealth-paper.cnn

 

VIRGO is also very proud to welcome

Mr. Paijit Sangchai as:

Member of VIRGOs >Board of Science<

 

Read more about >>> FLEXORESEARCH


17. Apr 2012
17th April 2012/VIRGO Delegation enters the Dragon VIRGO Board Members and Mr Paijit Sangchai of Flexoresearch visited Wales

On 12th April 2012, a delegation consisting of Virgo Board Members and Mr Paijit Sangchai of Flexoresearch visited Wales and took the first steps in securing a European base for the introduction of the Laminated Paper Separation technolgy developed by Mr Sangchai.
They were greeted by Members of the Welsh Assembly Government and the Directors of Bioparc, an organisation promoting certain designated areas within Wales as Centres of Excellence for the promotion of new ground breaking biotechnologies within the Region.
Virgo is investing in the first European based Production and Research and Development facility to deal with the huge problem of the recycling of laminated paper of all kinds such as Label Back Liners, Beverage cartons, Sandwich Boxes, Loose Laminated Packaging and Retail Signage of all kinds
The first facility will have one line with a production capacity of 27,000 tonnes and will be increased over the coming years to around 100,000 tonnes, which will help to create many new employment opportunities for the area. This European Headquarters will also act as a base for expansion into other geographical areas within the European Community.

 

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The industrial area situated at Hirwaun, Aberdare has been selected as the most probable site and devlopment should start as early as Summer 2012.
“We are very happy to receive the delegation from Virgo and Flexoresearch in Wales. We believe this innovative technology will give recycling in Wales a huge boost in terms of our profile as a technological Centre of Excellence and will contribute positively to both employment in the area and the whole Bioparc concept here in Wales“ Mark James, Bioparc.

 


17. Apr 2012
VIRGO Press Release 17th April 2012/ VIRGO joins the NNFCC

VIRGO is happy to announce a closer working relationship with the NNFCC based in the United Kingdom. NNFCC is a leading international consultancy with expertise on the conversion of biomass to bioenergy, biofuels and bio-based products.
Their award-winning consultancy helps industry solve complex business challenges and provides vital evidence for policy makers.
The VIRGO Platform, including its Board of Science and the Company Directors will now be in a better position to interact synergistically with the NNFCC and explore the many opportunities which our membership of this organisation can offer.

 

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More information: http://www.nnfcc.co.uk

 

The diverse nature of the environmental projects under the VIRGO umbrella is very much aligned to the areas of activity engaged by the NNFCC, so that the harmonization of the efforts of both organizations will help have a global impact.

 

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Dr. John Williams (Head of Materials, NNFCC), Mr. Paijit Sangchai (CEO of Flexoresearch), Mr. Thomas Petermöller (CEO of VIRGO)

“We are very happy to now be part of such a highly regarded and influential organisation such as the NNFCC and hope that this partnership will help spread the VIRGO message to areas of the Economy, Academia and the Political Arena, which otherwise would not have been possible”, Thomas Petermoeller, Chief Executive Director at VIRGO.

 


01. Feb 2012
VIRGO Press Release 1st Feb. 2012/ Revolutionary enzyme based technology separates paper from all materials...

Ground Breaking Enzyme Technology enables the profitable recycling of Laminated Paper in Europe

Hong Kong based Green Technology innovator, Virgo Environmental Technologies Ltd, is pleased to announce the European launch of a revolutionary enzyme based technology which separates paper from all materials such as plastic and aluminium.
Developed by Mr Paijit Sangchai, CEO and Founder of the Flexoresearch Group, a Thai company and the Technology Pioneer 2011 in the CleanTech category of the World Economic Forum, this technology will allow the treatment of laminated paper in a way that is not only environmentally friendly, thereby enabling the full recycling of precious natural resources, but also providing a sound economic model which will prove attractive to waste management companies and other stakeholders within the recycling chain. TIME magazine also recognized Flexoresearch Group as one of “10 start ups that will change your life”. So does, the Bloomberg Business week.
The Recycling Industry has long treated laminated paper as the problem child. Although there have been various technological advances in recent years regarding the treatment of products such as beverage cartons, back liners for stickers, sweet wrappers, cigarette packets and fast food wrappers, the fundamental problem of actual clean, easy and economically viable separation of the components has remained a distant dream. Until now….
Raw material prices for commodities such as paper, plastic and metals have seen unprecedented rises in recent years. Today, it not only makes sense to recycle these precious resources from an environmental but also an economic point of view. Laminated paper has never been a target for results oriented recycling companies but now it can be.
Virgo Environmental Technologies Ltd has been tasked with the introduction of the technology in no less than 13 European Countries including all major markets and is actively seeking to establish commercial relationships with waste management and recycling companies as well as manufacturers and processing companies of all types of laminated paper.
For all enquiries please contact Mr Wayne Dobson by email at wd@virgo-et.com or by telephone on +44 (0) 7702 736930.
Copyright © Virgo Holding GmbH 2013




25. Jun 2012 | VIRGO Products
VIRGO signed an exclusive contract with Fire2Ice.

VIRGO signed an MOU to exclusively sell Fire2Ice in Europe.

Fire2Ice is a unique Fire extinguisher system developed for personal protection and safety. Compared to existing products it improves efficiency with speed and saved both critical time and cost by 2/3 versus existing extinguisher systems. The fluid used is 100% natural being manufactured from plant cellulose. It is PH neutral and fully biodegradable. Fire2Ice is extremely safe guarantying no reigniting of fires and instantly cools the fire source so it can be touched and removed if necessary. It is save for household use, as Fire2Ice can be inhaled or ingested without harm.


VIRGO Products
About 100.000 marine animals are killed by plastic bags each year

Somewhere between 500 billion and a trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year. But when you throw away a plastic shopping bag, it can end up in a landfill or get blown away and become litter on land or at sea. One of the most dramatic impacts is on marine life. About 100,000 whales, seals, turtles and other marine animals are killed by plastic bags each year worldwide, according to Planet Ark, an international environmental group.

There is a growing international movement to ban or discourage the use of plastic bags because of their environmental effects. Countries from Ireland to Australia are cracking down on the bags and action is beginning to stir in the rest of the world.

 

 



VIRGO Products


VIRGO Medical
Cleantexx -MPXX™ gloves have been awarded...

Amsterdam, August 2011.
Cleantexx -MPXX™ gloves have been awarded the aha! label by Service Allergy Suisse SA. The aha! label is an independent AHA-Label.80quality seal that is awarded only after products are subjected to extensive quality control and testing. Products that have the Allergy Suisse label are recommended by the Swiss center for Allergy, Skin and Asthma. www.ahaswiss.ch

 

Amsterdam, October 24 2011.
USE OF SYNTHETIC ALTERNATIVES SHOULD BE TREATED WITH CAUTION. The Netherlands Center for Occupational Diseases published the report "Occupational Diseases in Figures 2011" (Beroepsziekten in cijfers 2011). Contact dermatitis is the most reported occupational skin disease, mostly caused by chemicals. Use of synthetic alternatives like nitrile and vinyl requires caution due to new upcoming types of contact allergens and leakage percentages of > 20% during surgery. The impact of migratable N-Nitrosamines is also addressed whereby it is mentioned that there are alternatives available with minimal migratable N-Nitrosamines (Cleantexx - MPXX)

 

Amsterdam, April 29 2011.
Cleantexx -MPXX™ gloves successfully passed the migratable N-Nitrosamines and meet the requirements of LFGB and Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004. After several publications in mainly the Benelux region that N-Nitrosamines can increase the risk on cancer in case of extensive use this is another breakthrough realized by the MPXX™ technology.

 



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VIRGO Recycling
Technology Pioneer 2011 Our partner Flexoresearch has been selected at the WORLD ECONOMICS FORUM.

World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers 2011


Empowering People and Transforming Society


Thirty-one companies have been selected as the World
Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers 2011. They
come from three main categories: Clean Tech,
Information Technologies and New Media, and Life
Sciences and Health. Candidate companies are
nominated by Members, constituents and
collaborators of the World Economic Forum, as well as
by the larger public. A selection committee, comprised
of top technology and innovation experts from around
the world, reviews all candidate companies and makes
a recommendation to the World Economic Forum,
which then takes the final decision.
Technology Pioneers are chosen on the basis of the
following criteria:


1. Innovation: The company must be truly innovative. A
new version or repackaging of an already well-accepted
technological solution does not qualify as an innovation.
The innovation and commercialization should be recent.
The company should invest significantly in R&D.
2. Potential impact: The company must have the potential
to have a substantial long-term impact on business
and/or society.
3. Growth and sustainability: The company should
demonstrate the potential to be a long-term market
leader and should have well-formulated plans for future
development and growth.
4. Proof of concept: The company must have a product
on the market or have proven practical applications of
the technology. Companies in “stealth” mode and with
untested ideas or models do not qualify.
5. Leadership: The company must have visionary leadership
that plays a critical role in driving the company towards
reaching its goals. 


Flexoresearch has developed a series of novel blended
enzymes that recovers pulp/fibre from laminated paper
waste, such as milk cartons, and uses it to replace the
virgin pulp now used to make new paper. The recovered
pulp/fibre can also be used in building materials and to
make vehicle brake pads for the automotive industry.


The company concentrates on the types of paper that today
are very difficult or even impossible to recycle and turns the
waste into new products that help save trees and reduce
health hazards from asbestos. In addition to the recovery
pulp/fibre, it also recovers clean plastic material, like HPDE,
from the process and sells it to plastic recycling companies
who can use it to make new plastic products.
In late 2009, the company set up a research and
development centre and a pulp mill in eastern Bangkok.
It is already selling recovered pulp/fibre to paper mills and
to the construction industry in Thailand, has started
exporting to Malaysia and is planning to expand across Asia.


Why the company is a Technology Pioneer


In addition to the impact on the environment, Flexoresearch’s
products are poised to reduce the use of asbestos in the
developing world, positively impacting people’s health.

It also offers significant cost savings across several industries:

the papermaking industry currently pays around US$ 750 per ton for virgin pulp.

Flexoresearch’s recovery pulp/fibre costs only US$ 450 per ton.

It is also cheaper than asbestos used in building construction materials and only 16.6% of the price
of polyalcohol (PVA) fibre, which costs US$ 3,000 per ton.

 

Read more about >> FLEXORESEARCH


17. Nov 2011 | VIRGO Recycling
Giant mound of dumped tyres is visible from space (USA)

Authorities have come across a giant mound of 250,000 scrap tires in rural South Carolina/USA, so spread out that it occupies 50 hectares and is visible from space. A transportation and recycling operation of the mound has began since then.
The rural clearing in which the tires were dumped is practically impossible to notice, since its only accessible by  a circuitous dirt path that winds through thick patches of trees. Calhoun County Council Chairman David Summers, however, says of this giant rubber menace, “You can see it from space.’’

So far, the owner of the property has been charged and a Florida based company will handle the transporation and recycling. Between 10 and 15 tractor-trailer loads of tires have been shipped to the Florida facility, up until now. What are the measures against the owner, though? Well, state law dictates this is a case of littering, which entails a measly $475 fine.
If you think 250,000 heaped tires visible from space is whooping enough, for the locals this doesn’t seem to strike them too much of a surprise. The surroundings of Calhoun County and other rural areas have dwelt with other similar cases in the past, the most memorable of which was a giant tire pile in the 1990s that would dwarf the current monstrosity.
“This tire pile here is a baby compared to what that one was,” said Summers, who previously worked for a company that ended up shredding those used tires.
The South Carolina mound is expected to be fully transported and recycled by 2012, during which it will be turned into steel and oil,  or they will be shredded and made into tire-derived fuel, which burns more cleanly than coal and is typically used by paper mills.

Read more: http://www.zmescience.com/ecology/environmental-issues/giant-mound-of-dumped-tires-is-visible-from-space/#ixzz1lEO5gx76



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