Skip to main content

Long fibre recycling

Objective

Recycling of waste materials depends strongly on the economics of the process. So there is a competition for 'the best sources of secondary material' versus 'best applications with the highest added value'. This L-FIRE project brings the solution for processing high value materials in a ´fit-for-purpose´ way, which means that they keep their economical value. L-FIRE (Long FIbre REcycling) combines waste streams of long fibres, a new economically feasible recycling technology is born.

For the SME cable recycling companies it will be possible to recover the long fibres from optical fibre cables, and combine them with other waste streams of recycled long fibres. This will bring lots of benefits for the participating SME companies, like enhanced market positions by company innovations, higher prices for the recyclate materials (+2.400 euro / ton for optical fibre cables which are now incinerated!), avoiding incineration costs (350 euro / ton) and increase of job opportunities (over 5.000 jobs in Europe).

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-SME-1
See other projects for this call

Coordinator

KEMA NEDERLAND BV
Address
Utrechtseweg 310
9035 Arnhem
Netherlands

Participants (9)

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF THE HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Hungary
Address
Brunszvik 2
Martonvasar
EURO METAL RECYCLING, S.L.
Spain
Address
Alto De Salcedillo, S/n
Valle De Trapaga
FUNDACION GAIKER
Spain
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Zamudio, Edificio 202.
Zamudio
INDUSTRIAS DE CONDUT.ELECTRICOS E TELEFON. F. CUNHA BARROS S.A.
Portugal
Address
Rua Do Barreiro, 953
Vila Nova De Gaia
MILIEU VISIE NEDERLAND B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Hoefsmidstraat 41
Rotterdam
OPTRAL
Spain
Address
Poligono Industrial Mas Roger, C / Benjamin Franklin, S/n
Pineda De Mar
RECIPOR - RECUPERACAO E VALORIZACAO DE RESIDUOS, SA
Portugal
Address
Rua Sporting Clube De Coimbroes
Vila Nova De Gaia
TEIJIN TWARON GMBH
Netherlands
Address
Westervoortsedijk 73
Arnhem
VELOX GMBH
Germany
Address
Brandstwiete 1
Hamburg