At the PVC compounding and recycling plant of Deceuninck formulations are developed for the manufacturing of window and door profiles. As a partner in REMADYL, a Horizon 2020 European Project, Deceuninck provides the research institutes with rigid PVC compounds and samples. Second, in the recycling process, the implementation of a lead detection unit is discussed and tested. Also decades of PVC extrusion knowledge and experience is shared to accomplish the removal of lead stabilizers from post-consumer PVC.
So far, Deceuninck already compounded several PVC formulations for the partners in the project. These include virgin compounds (that are for example lead or Ca-Zn stabilized), recycled compounds (that are micronized or granulated) and hybrid compounds (that consist of a mixture of virgin and recycled PVC).
Further, together with REMADYL partners IRIS, BulkID and Centexbel the possible lead measurement sensors for rigid PVC were discussed. A first visit at the recycling plant was organized in order to find the most suited place in the process. A test set-up will be made to test the selected sensor technique. For these tests, Deceuninck will provide representative PVC test materials.