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High quality plastic materials from electronic wastes by use of combined identification methods and new handling technologies

Objective



It is the objective of the project to develop a new recycling concept leading to high quality plastic materials. The pursued concept is based on the combination of different identification methods and improvement of considerable available handling technologies. The objectives comprise in more detail: - combination of three different measurement methods to one new identification tool applicable in industrial harsh environments - compilation of a reference material collection and database for identification purposes- improvement of considerably available handling techniques with respect to new identification tool-build-up of a prototype identification line including the new developments -quality recycling demonstration including quality control of recycled material The results will be a model process for recycling of post-consumer plastic parts from electric and electronic industry with a through-put of at least 1 part per second. This process is based on three measurement method (laser pulse thermography, mid-infrared spectroscopy, and laser induced plasma spectroscopy) to identify matrix material as well as flame retardants and heavy metals. A reference material collection has to be erected due to the fact, that all kinds of polymers used in electric and electronic industry should be identified. This collection will be of special value also for future developments. Handling techniques should be based on traditional conveyor belt technology, but improved due to the special requirements of the new identification method (e.g. surface cleaning). Prototype identification line will be tested and demonstrate the feasibility of the envisaged recycling concept including quality testing of resulting materials. The project aims at a new identification concept capable to meet future ecologic and economic recycling requirements. Although a prototype will be build up exploitation and concrete application will need further development after project end. But it can be expected that a marketable process will be available 2 years after this project.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Joseph-von-fraunhofer-strasse 7
76327 Pfinztal
Germany

Participants (10)

FUNDACION GAIKER
Spain
Address
Parque Tecnológico De Zamudio Edificio 202
48016 Bilbao
INDUMETAL RECYCLING S.A.
Spain
Address
1,Camino Kauka Erreka 1
48150 Sondika
Institut für Chemo- und Biosensorik e.V.
Germany
Address
Mendelstrasse 7
48149 Münster
LASER ZENTRUM HANNOVER E.V.
Germany
Address
Hollerithallee 8
30419 Hannover
LLA UMWELTTECHNISCHE ANALYTIK UND ANLAGEN GMBH
Germany
Address
6,Rudower Chaussee 6
12489 Berlin
MIREC B.V.
Netherlands
Address
4,Dillenburgstraat
5652 AP Eindhoven
Philips Competence Centre Plastics B.V.
Netherlands
Address

5600 MD Eindhoven
Plastiko Ltd.
Greece
Address
25,Zisimopoulou Street
15669 Papagou - Athens
SONY INTERNATIONAL (EUROPE) GMBH
Germany
Address
106,Stuttgarterstrasse 106
70711 Fellbach
VAUCHE PIERRE S.A.
France
Address
17-19,Boulevard Gambetta 17-19
08200 Sedan