Recycling

In the supercritical CO2 phase, the CO2 exhibits both the properties of a gas (high diffusivity and low viscosity) and the properties of a liquid (high density), making scCO2 a very interesting extraction medium.

scCO2 extraction brochure

The scC02 Extractor supports our research in the extraction of undesirable chemicals from recyclates. Supercritical CO2 can also be used as a green solvent for textile dyeing.

MarinaTex is a home compostable material designed as an alternative to single-use plastic films. The material is comprised of waste material from the fishing industry and sustainable algae.

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.

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

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

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.

Researching the recyclability of PVB from industrial plane glass waste for new industrial applications.