Stijn Van Vrekhem
Researcher "Textile Functionalisation & Surface Modification"
Many products have a highly complex composition to serve multiple purposes. For example: outdoor clothing is made of several layers of fabrics, coatings, finishes; safety glass is reinforced with an inner layer of PVB... and even disposables, such as plastic food trays or hygiene products are composed of several layers that are not easy to separate and reuse.
In the framework of the transition to a circular economy, I'm happy to help find solutions for a better recycling and to find new application fields for recycled materials!