Category "Events"


ICL Group and Campine present PLAST2bCLEANED at Fire Resistance in Plastics 2019

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The Horizon 2020 project PLAST2bCLEANED was presented at the Fire Resistance in Plastics. an encounter hosted in Cologne (Germany) on December, 4 and 5.

Both Lein Tange, Sustainability Director at ICL Group, and Karen Jenssens, Product Manager Plastics at Campine, mentioned PLAST2bCLEANED main objectives and innovations as part as their conferences ‘Creating a circular economy for bromine-containing, flame retardant plastics by the use of innovative and sustainable recycling technologies’ and ‘An evaluation of the sustainable use of halogenated/antimony trioxide flame retardant systems in different end-use applications’, respectively.

PLAST2bCLEANED was also showcased in the panel discussion ‘Closing the loop of plastics containing flame retardants: how to support the recyclability of these plastics?’, where Lein, together with representatives from Flame Retardants Europe, Campine, Fraunhofer, and Pinfa discussed on the possibilities of recycling plastics materials on a more efficient and sustainable way.


TNO receives PLAST2bCLEANED partner at its facilities

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On October 28, representatives from TNO and ICL met at TNO’s facilities in Delft (The Netherlands) to discuss further on the tasks to be carried out for the PLAST2Bcleaned work package 2 (Process development: dissolution and recovery).

The meeting, where the partners shared their knowledge on the materials and process and discussed the challenges that can be expected, included a tour through the laboratory and lab pilot plant hall of TNO.

In the picture: From left to right, Hans van der Meer (TNO), Leon Geers (TNO), Mark Roelands (TNO), Lucie Prins (TNO), Annemieke van de Runstraat (TNO), Eyal Eden (ICL), Eric Sitters (ICL) and Lein Tange (ICL). In the background, TNOs Möbius1.0 lab pilot for executing the WP2 superheated solvent process development.


PLAST2bCLEANED, at the workshop organised by CEN /CENELEC

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On October, 29 the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) organised a joint workshop in Brussels (Belgium) where Coolrec had the opportunity to disseminate the PLAST2bCLEANED project.

Tom Caris, Project Manager at Coolrec was the person in charge to explain the audience the challenges in recycling plastics-the scope for PLAST2bCLEANED, from products with a long lifetime, and how standardization can facilitate that. Tom participated as well on the panel discussion afterwards.

The workshop entitled ‘Materials – Value chains for circular economy: metal, wood, plastic and concrete’ addressed the challenges linked to the circularity of material-use at every phase of the value chain, and also identified specific standardization gaps for metal, wood, plastic and concrete circularity.


PLAST2bCLEANED takes part in the European Congress of Chemical Engineering

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TNO, the coordinator partner of the PLAST2bCLEANED project, attended the 12th edition of the European Congress of Chemical Engineering, hosted in Florence (Italy) from September15 to 19.

In this congress, Marinke Wijngaard, Circular Economy & Environment at TNO, gave a plenary lecture on chemical recycling of complex plastics (gasification, pyrolysis and dissolution of plastics), where she explained the main objectives of the PLAST2bCLEANED project.

The European Federation of Chemical Engineering is the organization responsible for this congress, celebrated every two years to present the latest innovations and works in the chemical engineering sector.


Coolrec offers a presentation on PLAST2bCLEANED at Kunststoffen 2019

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On September 25 and 26, Mathilde Taveau, Recycling Plastics engineer at Coolrec, participated at Kunststoffen 2019, the plastic fair for the Benelux market, to present PLAST2bCLEANED.

In this encounter, hosted in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, Mathilde gave a speech about challenges in recycling plastics from Waste Electrical and Electronical Equipment (WEEE), a process the PLAST2bCLEANED project is implementing.

The 2019 edition of the Kunststoffen conference highlighted themes like circular economy, sustainability, smart raw materials, new materials, cost savings, innovative production methods, product development and business opportunities.