Circular economy

Ghent
R&D manager Textile Functionalisation & Surface Modification
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.
QA-CER brochure cover

QA-CER assures the quality system related to the recycling process and use of recycled materials. Both the recycled content and the quality of the end product are addressed in order to support the principle of sustainability.

Op 27 juni 2018 schrijft de Standaard onder de headline “De Peuk, De Grootste Plasticplaag op het Strand”: “Jaar na jaar is de sigarettenpeuk wereldwijd de nummer één van de meest gevonden voorwerpen op een strand. En dat is vervelend want de filter van een sigaret bevat plasticdeeltjes en er is nog weinig geweten over de impact van de giftige stoffen in sigaretten. Desondanks is roken op Vlaamse stranden niet verboden.” Een verbod is één mogelijke maatregel om vervuiling in te dijken, maar Centexbel-VKC denkt nét iets verder en diende daarom een projectvoorstel in bij “Vlaanderen Circulair”

QA-CER assures the quality system related to the recycling process and use of recycled materials. Both the recycled content and the quality of the end product are addressed in order to support the principle of sustainability. In 2013 QA-CER published the requirements for certification.

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and Polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) are part of the molecules that have been used in great quantities to add flame retardant properties to electric and electronic plastic equipment. The European directive on waste treatment (2012/19/UE) imposes a selective treatment on plastics containing bromated flame retardants (RFB), after extraction of non-bromated plastics. These plastics cannot be recycled, buried or exported without a prior treatment guaranteeing that the targeted molecules have been eliminated.
The main goal of the BB100 project is the development of a process chain towards fully bio-based man-made fibre materials. This does not only include the mere processing of biopolymers, but also commonly used additive materials like plasticizers, flame retardants, colorants and nucleation agents. Fully bio-based yarns and textile demonstrators will be developed.
RECYCOAT aims to investigate various technologies to separate the different layers in complex, coated or laminated materials.
In ReFOIL industrially relevant case studies are developed in which some of the common streams of multi-layered packaging waste (consisting of polyesters, polyolefins, polyamides, intermediate layers, e tc.) will be studied.
Inauguration of Recticel's recycling pilot line