Recycling

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.

Demonstrative process for the production and enzymatic recycling of environmentally safe, superior and versatile PHA-based rigid packaging solutions by plasma integration in the value chain. H2020-BBI-JTI-2020

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.

This patent describes a method to produce textile floor coverings, which can readily be recycled to reuse a large amount of the materials and internal/external waste streams in the production process of a new article.

Holistic processes for the cost-effective and sustainable management of End-of-Life Aircraft Composite Structures

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

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.

Centexbel-VKC, the Belgian competence centre of textiles and plastics, and the Belgian Quality Association (BQA) established a consortium PolyCert Europe in partnership with the industry associations ECRA, EuPC and ESWA.