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Danosa: a contribution to energy efficiency and circular economy

Danosa: a contribution to energy efficiency and circular economy During the past year Danosa has reinforced its internal sustainability policy, with two main axes: contributions to energy efficiency and a clear focus to circular economy. As an example of the efforts made in circular economy a [...]

Fraunhofer ICT activities

Fraunhofer ICT activities At Fraunhofer ICT in Pfinztal, Germany, a continuous extraction process using a co-rotating twin-screw extruder has been developed. This continuous lab-scale process (~ 3-7 kg/h) for the removal of phthalate-based plasticizers (DEHP) from soft PVC was installed successfully. For optimized extraction conditions as [...]

New step for development of materials to remove lead stabilizers from End-of-Live Polyvinylchloride (PVC)

New step for development of materials to remove lead stabilizers from End-of-Live Polyvinylchloride (PVC) Researchers from the Institute of Molecular Science (ICMol) of the University of Valencia (UVEG) are taking part in REMADYL, a Horizon 2020 European Project consisting in developing scavenger materials for the removal [...]

Pilot plant filtering trials to remove lead stabilizer from End-of Life PVC

Pilot plant filtering trials to remove lead stabilizer from End-of Life PVC As part of the REMADYL project, AIMPLAS is currently studying the removal of lead stabilizers from End-of-Life PVC, using layered double hydroxide (LDH) scavenger complexes. The synthesis of this LDH complex was first optimized [...]

The European PVC Industry Looking Toward Another Decade of Sustainable Development

The European PVC Industry Looks Toward Another Decade of Sustainable Development with the Next 10-Year VinylPlus 2030 Commitment The European PVC value chain has just announced its next 10-year sustainability programme. The VinylPlus 2030 Commitment has been developed bottom-up through industry workshops and with an open [...]

Stimulating sales of plastic recyclates through public tenders and construction projects

OVAM wants to stimulate sales of plastic recyclates through public tenders and construction projects of the Flemish government OVAM (Public Waste Agency of Flanders) is the government organization in Flanders responsible for clean soils, waste and materials policy and circular economy. Specifically for plastics, the plastics [...]