Straws to crayon
Straw to crayon

Giving old plastic

a new future

Updates and Announcements
Hiring for several positions (18/11/2022)

Grants have been awarded by the EU and the Irish Government to Trifol [Read More]

Introducing a new breakthrough in sustainable wax

Made with patented Trifol technology

It’s nothing short of an environmental scandal. Every year the world produces 350 million tonnes of plastic, but only 9% is ever recycled. The vast majority of old plastic is burnt, sent to landfill, or ends up in the ocean.

Plastic is a global problem

The world is finally waking up to the urgent need for a more responsible approach to plastic waste – so here’s an innovation with huge potential impact. Trifol is the Irish technology company that’s developed and patented a revolutionary process for transforming plastic waste into high-grade wax.

Plastic waste
Wax products

Wax is everywhere

You’ll find wax used as an essential ingredient in many everyday products – from lipstick and paint to chewing gum and food packaging. But most of that wax is currently derived from petroleum, itself an unsustainable raw material.

Wax products

What makes Trifol wax unique?

  • The sustainable choice
    Every tonne of Trifol wax we produce prevents 1.5 tonnes of plastic waste polluting the environment.
  • High grade guaranteed
    Trifol wax is chemically identical to ‘virgin wax’ and can be used in any application, from printer ink to waxed fruit.
  • Growing global demand
    Changes in the oil industry have led to a worldwide shortage of wax. And demand for wax is growing four times faster than supply.
  • A proven, patented process
    Trifol technology is based on years of R&D at Queen’s University Belfast. Our IP is protected by four patents.
  • An efficient, virtuous cycle
    Recovering wax from plastic creates by-products like diesel and naphtha. None of them go to waste.
Turning plastic waste
Plastic bag to wax jacket
Plastic bag to wax jacket
Into useful new Wax

Trifol is already up and running

The patented processes we’ve developed are fully operational at our test facility in County Laois, Ireland. And we’re looking to form partnerships with waste management companies, governments and the wax industry to make the biggest possible impact with our tech.