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Innovative Acrylic(PMMA- Polymethyl methacrylate) Recycling Technology Complying with Regulations

Project description

Plexiglass gets a second life with inexpensive and sustainable recycling technology

Plexiglass is an important synthetic polymer that goes by the scientific name of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). It is used in car windows, smartphone screens and aquariums as well as high-tech applications in the fields of nanotechnology, biomedicine and solar power. Historically, when PMMA reached its end of life, the waste was exported to countries such as China and India. China is no longer accepting plastic waste, and PMMA is difficult to recycle because of the toxins it contains. The EU-funded P2L project has come up with a solution, recycling PMMA to MMA, a monomer that can then be reused, creating a circular economy for PMMA. The technology is also cost-effective and eco-friendly, supporting a profitable and sustainable PMMA economy.

Call for proposal

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1
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Coordinator

M-D2 MUHENDISLIK DANISMANLIK INSAAT TAAHHUT IC VE DIS TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI
Address
Odtu-ostim Teknokent Uzaycagi Bulvari 1308. Sokak No:6 / Zk 13-14 Ostim/yenimahalle
06370 Ankara
Turkey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000