REMADYL: a new technique to remove hazardous substances from PVC
On June 1st, a new EU project has been launched, aiming at recycling the “old PVC” into high purity PVC, thus demonstrating the circular use of PVC for products – such as window profiles; waterproofing sheets, etc… -providing a flagship example for the circular economy.
Over the next 4 years, REMADYL will develop a breakthrough continuous process based on extractive extrusion technology in combination with novel solvents and melt filtration, which has the potential of rejuvenating ‘old PVC’ into market competitive high purity PVC.
The REMADYL project – funded by the Horizon2020 Framework Programme for Research & Innovation G.A. 821136 and managed by the EASME (Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) – will contribute to the development of the EU Circular Economy Package. Safety aspects will be studied, leading to best practices, standardisation input and policy recommendations.
REMADYL consortium consists of 15 multidisciplinary European partners covering all expertise to maximise project impacts. In this project, Sustainable Innovations will be responsible for carrying out the report on life cycle costing and cost feasibility analysis, the overview of relevant standards and legislation, the policy brief & standardization input documents as well as the data management plan.