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Upcycling of shredder residues by mechanical recycling


European demand for vehicles and electrical and electronic equipment is growing and the proportions of plastics used in these goods are also increasing. There is therefore a need to recycle the waste generated by these sectors when the objects have reached their end of life. In Europe, 31% of the total amount of waste generated is recycled, opening new opportunities for optimizing the use of resources. In this context, Certech is participating in the design of new end-products incorporating high-quality recycled plastics from end-of-life vehicles (ELV) and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).

As part of this research project, Certech draws on its expertise in the field of plastic recycling and is tackling the following tasks:

•    Homogenize each recycled polymer stream by extrusion and filtration in the melt,

•    Optimize each material by formulation (compounding), in order to meet the specifications for the final application,

•    Characterize the materials in order to produce technical datasheets.

PUR4UP project – SPW EER Walloon Region - Grant agreement No C-8337