Plastics characterisation, processing & recycling

Ghent
R&D manager Plastic characterisation, processing & recycling
The international trade publication bioplastics MAGAZINE is proud to announce the finalists for the 2019 Global Bioplastics Award. Known as the "Bioplastics Oskar", the award will be presented this year for the 14th time in succession.
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Centexbel-VKC provides services in the fields of material characterisation, failure analyses, product development, process and energy optimisation and new applications of plastics, virgin and recycled polymers, fibre reinforced composites, rubber, coatings, smart materials and bio-based polymers.

Researching alternative, non-toxic elements for the synthesis of polyurethane. Fully renewable resources, such as residues from sugar refineries and the production of biofuel, natural oils and fats, are used to develop biobased polyurethane.
This Interreg 2 Seas-Mers-Zeeën project will develop biobased composites for applications in a marine environment in answer to the growing markets for fish & seaweed farming, energy harvesting, boats, pontons, anchoring and buoy elements.

Centexbel-VKC werkte en schreef mee aan deze studie waarmee OVAM input wil leveren voor het duurzaam aankoopbeleid van de overheid en de potentiële lokale afzetmarkt voor kunststofrecyclaat in kaart wil brengen. Een derde doelstelling is om een  concrete voorbeeldcase uit te werken waarin beschreven

The main goal of DECOAT is to enable circular use of textiles and plastic parts with (multilayer) ‘coatings’ that cannot be recycled yet.
In line with the Plastic Strategy for Europe, the time has come to stop the depletion, landfilling and incineration and shift to a Circular Model in the plastic sector improving the recycling rate but also the value of secondary raw materials from plastic recycling. As such, MultiCycle will deliver an industrial recycling pilot plant for fossil and bio-based thermoplastic multilayer packaging and fibre reinforced composites using a novel solvent based selective extraction process which allows recovering pure plastics and additives in mixed wastes for their later reprocessing into value-added
Researching the recyclability of PVB from industrial plane glass waste for new industrial applications.
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Researcher "Plastic characterisation, processing & Recycling"