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New products from waste PVC flooring and safe end-of-life treatment of plasticisers

Project description

Eco-friendly recycling of PVC floor coverings

End-of-life flexible PVC floor coverings potentially contain ‘legacy plasticisers’, which can no longer be used due to consumer protection concerns. Recovery of PVC in virgin-like quality through state-of-the-art recycling of such flooring is not possible yet. Instead, these materials are often incinerated and valuable resources are irreversible destroyed. The EU-funded CIRCULAR FLOORING project will meet the challenge of establishing a circular economy for flexible PVC flooring with an innovative plastic recycling process. The objective is to gently recycle end-of-life PVC floor coverings by dissolving such waste in a selective solvent and remove critical substances, e.g. restricted plasticizers (phthalates), to achieve a high-quality, virgin-like PVC material. The removed phthalates will be transformed chemically into non-hazardous plasticizers. Both, the recycled PVC and the transformed plasticizer are going back to the production cycle of new floor covering, pointing towards a circular economy.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2018-2019-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SC5-2018-2

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Net EU contribution
€ 1 995 832,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen
Germany

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (18)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 730 500,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 461 250,00
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
157 80 Athina

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Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L ENVIRONNEMENT INDUSTRIEL ET DES RISQUES - INERIS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 265 347,50
Address
Parc Technologique Alata
60550 Verneuil En Halatte

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Region
Hauts-de-France Picardie Oise
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SPHERA SOLUTIONS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 240 625,00
Address
Hauptstrasse 111-113
70771 Leinfelden-echterdingen

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Esslingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN RESILIENT FLOORING MANUFACTURER'S INSTITUTE VZW
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 408 136,25
Address
Kortenberglaan 71
1000 Brussel

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

B.I.G. FLOORCVERINGS
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 23 435,00
Address
Rijksweg 442
8710 Wielsbeke

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. West-Vlaanderen Arr. Kortrijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

GERFLOR
France
Net EU contribution
€ 23 435,00
Address
Cours De La Republique 50
69627 Villeurbanne

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Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Rhône
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

POLYFLOR LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 23 435,00
Address
Beechfield, Hollinhurst Road
M26 1JN Manchester

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Region
North West (England) Greater Manchester Greater Manchester North East
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

FORBO FLOORING BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 23 435,00
Address
Industrieweg 12
1566 JP Assendelft

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Zaanstreek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

IVC
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 23 435,00
Address
Nijverheidslaan 29
8580 Avelgem

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. West-Vlaanderen Arr. Kortrijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

ALTRO LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 23 435,00
Address
Works Road
SG6 1NW Letchworth Garden City

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Region
East of England Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Hertfordshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

TARKETT GDL SA
Luxembourg
Net EU contribution
€ 23 435,00
Address
Op Der Sang Zi De Lentzweiller 2
9779 Lentzweiler

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Region
Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VINNOLIT GMBH & CO KG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 393 800,00
Address
Carl Zeiss Ring 25
85737 Ismaning

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Landkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AKDENIZ CHEMSON ADDITIVES AG
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 160 000,00
Address
Industriestrasse 19
9601 Arnoldstein

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Region
Südösterreich Kärnten Klagenfurt-Villach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

CHEMSON LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Northumberland Dock Road Wallsend
NE280PB New Castle Upon Tyne

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Region
North East (England) Northumberland and Tyne and Wear Tyneside
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LOBER GMBH & CO. ABFALLENTSORGUNGS-KG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 37 500,00
Address
Industriestr 4
92431 Neunburg Vorm Wald

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Bayern Oberpfalz Schwandorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BAYERISCHE FORSCHUNGSALLIANZ BAVARIAN RESEARCH ALLIANCE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 383 228,25
Address
Prinzregentenstrasse 52
80538 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AG PR ARBEITSGEM PVC BODENBELAG RECYCLING
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 147 503,75
Address
Paul Baumann Str 1
45772 Marl

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Münster Recklinghausen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00