At CR3, members have a voice in selecting quality research that helps them solve the problems of materials recovery and recycling.

Research Focus Areas

  • Automated sortation
  • Alloy recycling
  • Inorganic polymer performance
  • Metal fines recovery
  • Permanent magnets
  • Phosphors
  • Photovoltaics
  • Resource efficiency
  • Secondary raw materials

Learn more about CR3 research projects

Unlike traditional research engagements—and the accompanying six-figure investment required—CR3 offers extensive benefits for a fraction of the cost.

  • Research projects are member-driven. Each research project has a focus group made up of members who provide an industrial perspective.
  • Members submit and vote on proposed projects.
  • 6-8 projects are in progress.
  • Members have royalty-free IP rights to pre-competitive research.
  • Members have the option of paying to sponsor proprietary projects.
  • CR3 periodically does large-scale projects funded by the federal government or foundations. These projects keep members informed about leading edge technology.
  • Members are trained on all research technology and software updates.