Circular economy

Ghent
R&D manager Textile Functionalisation & Surface Modification
On November 27th, 110 private and public organisations have committed to boost the circular economy in Wallonia (the French speaking region of Belgium). This commitment was taken in line with the Green Deal "Circular Purchases" at the initiative of the Vice-President and Minister of Economy of the Walloon Region, the SPW, The Shift, SRIW, Owalfin, UCM, and UWE.
International Standards and Patents in Renewable Energy (INSPIRE) offers information to users on the characteristics and use of patents and standards for the deployment of renewable energy technologies, facilitating dialogue between different stakeholders on these topics.
Novel packaging films and textiles with tailored end of life and performance based on bio-based copolymers and coatings
REMADYL will develop a breakthrough single step continuous process based on extractive extrusion technology in combination with novel solvents and melt filtration, which has the potential of rejuvenating ‘old PVC’ into market competitive high purity PVC.
The main goal of DECOAT is to enable circular use of textiles and plastic parts with (multilayer) ‘coatings’ that cannot be recycled yet.
The main goal of the BB100 project is the development of a process chain towards fully bio-based man-made fibre materials. This does not only include the mere processing of biopolymers, but also commonly used additive materials like plasticizers, flame retardants, colorants and nucleation agents. Fully bio-based yarns and textile demonstrators will be developed.
The aim of the project is to develop sustainable fibre reinforced composites that meet the flame retardancy requirements of the transport and construction sectors, meaning that the materials are difficult to ignite, have no burning droplets and have low smoke densities and toxicities.
QA-CER brochure cover

QA-CER assures the quality system related to the recycling process and use of recycled materials. Both the recycled content and the quality of the end product are addressed in order to support the principle of sustainability.

Op 27 juni 2018 schrijft de Standaard onder de headline “De Peuk, De Grootste Plasticplaag op het Strand”: “Jaar na jaar is de sigarettenpeuk wereldwijd de nummer één van de meest gevonden voorwerpen op een strand. En dat is vervelend want de filter van een sigaret bevat plasticdeeltjes en er is nog weinig geweten over de impact van de giftige stoffen in sigaretten. Desondanks is roken op Vlaamse stranden niet verboden.” Een verbod is één mogelijke maatregel om vervuiling in te dijken, maar Centexbel-VKC denkt nét iets verder en diende daarom een projectvoorstel in bij “Vlaanderen Circulair”