The Circular Materials Conference – the leading Nordic forum for industrial, scientific and commercial progress in the circular use of materials offered a great opportunity to present Circular Flooring.
On the public Bavarian Europe Day on 21 May in Nuremberg (Germany), actors from a wide range of institutions came together in order to inform about diverse matters of EU policy and ambitions. Our project partner BayFOR presented our Circular Flooring project...
Optimizing the interface between CreaSolv® and phthalates hydrogenation
Circular Flooring aims to fully recycle waste PVC flooring by applying the CreaSolv® Process for PVC recovery with simultaneous removal of undesired legacy phthalates which are subjected to hydrogenation, finally yielding revalorised safe plasticisers.
Catalytic upcycling of PVC waste-derived phthalate esters
PVC has been one of the most widely used plastics globally since the middle of the 20th century. Nevertheless, there are hardly any sustainable recycling processes that allow environmentally friendly reuse of PVC.
Circular Flooring participated in one of the virtual booths of the Networking Village at this year's Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference (March 1 & 2) on sustainable products for sustainable consumption.
Circular Flooring joined the Horizon Results Booster
Circular Flooring joined the Horizon Results Booster project group on recycling and eco-innovation to promote their findings to be taken up by policy-makers, researchers and the public for further action...
The first Circular Flooring Expert Days took place from December 6th to 7th 2021 as an online event. Bringing together the project partners and stakeholders from the industry, the event focused on the latest developments of the PVC market and our project's recycling processes.
The PVC 2021 conference is the world’s leading forum on polyvinyl chloride, which took place from the 10th May to the 12th May. Due to the persistent global Covid-19 pandemic, the event was held completely online. As a global forum (over 500 experts...
Obstacles and promoters for the use of secondary materials that have been identified within our project Circular Flooring for PVC flooring waste and its recovery were presented at the fifth Circular Materials Conference (April 21-22, 2021).
To coincide with last month's Global Recycling Day on March 18, 2021, VinylPlus Deutschland e.V. and PlasticsEurope Deutschland e.V. organized an online workshop on "PVC and the Environment - Circular Economy", which brought together many stakeholders from a wide range of scientific fields to discuss current challenges of a global circular economy.
For sustainable development in the construction and real estate industry, the central task is to conserve natural resources and to avoid or reduce negative effects on the global and local environment and the health of processors, users, occupants, residents and visitors.
To kick-start the new year adequately, we participated in the workshop “Innovative methods to remove hazardous substances and contaminants from secondary raw materials for the circular economy” organized by EASME, held online on 29 January 2021.
Construction of the CreaSolv® PVC prototype recycling plant has started
As part of the Circular Flooring project, a new CreaSolv® PVC prototype recycling plant is being built on the premises of the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV in Freising, Germany...