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PolyUrethane Recycling towards a Smart Circular Economy

Project description

Recycling long-lasting thermoset polyurethane foam

Thermoset polyurethane (PU) products constitute one of the most important plastic materials produced worldwide. These are foams that are flexible and rigid, long-lasting and durable, and used in many different applications. But recycling them is a challenge. In this context, the EU-funded PUReSmart project has brought together nine partners from six countries to search for new methods, technologies and approaches. The aim is to transform PU into a circular material. The project targets the recovery of over 90 % of end-of-life PU with the goal of converting it into valuable inputs for new and known products. The project consortium will develop smart sorting technologies to separate a diverse range of PU materials into dedicated feedstocks, which will be broken down into their basic components.

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-ST-IND-2018
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

RECTICEL SA
Address
Avenue Du Bourget 42
1130 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 214 803,75

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 700 112,50
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 064 400
Address
Kaiser Wilhelm Allee 60
51373 Leverkusen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WEYLCHEM INNOTEC GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 536 568,75
Address
Alt Fechenheim 34
60386 Frankfurt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA - LA MANCHA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 408 318,75
Address
Calle Altagracia 50
13071 Ciudad Real
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 589 358,75
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOINNOVAZIONE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 409 261,25
Address
Via Massimo D Azeglio 51
40123 Bologna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BT-WOLFGANG BINDER GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 866 250
Address
Wolfgang Binder Strasse 4
8200 Eggersdorf Bei Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AYMING
France
EU contribution
€ 209 500
Address
Rue Chaptal 114
92300 Levallois-perret
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)