Circular economy

Ghent
R&D manager Textile Functionalisation & Surface Modification

In the context of the circular economy, there is a growing demand to recycle waste products containing bituminous products, not only clean production waste, but also used roofing products containing contaminated and degraded, aged bitumen and reinforcement parts.

Systemic framework for circular and sustainable floor coverings

CISUFLO aims to set up a systemic framework for circular and sustainable ‘floor coverings’ (carpets, resilient floor coverings and laminates) and to minimize the total environmental impact of the sector.

The Interreg Flanders-Netherlands project "C-4CE" accelerates the circular economy in the border region by stimulating the development of the necessary competences.

Recticel invented and patented an improved method to recycle and reuse PUR materials.

Ghent
Consultant Circular Economy

OVAM commissioned Centexbel, to conduct a study of the main ‘hidden’ professional textile chains. Using the results from this research, this guide aims to inspire producers and users of professional textiles and encourage them to include their textiles in the circular economy.

The BitumClean project aims to develop an industrial process to separate the bituminous tar fraction from end-of-life roofing membranes at low cost and without environmental consequences.