Success of the project

RECTICEL / Recticel Engineered Foams and COVESTRO communicate about the success of the project and its interest for the circularity of the PU. You can read some articles about it: in De Tijd (Dutch): “Covestro en Recticel boeken succes met recyclageproject voor matrassen” https://www.tijd.be/ondernemen/chemie/Covestro-en-Recticel-boeken-succes-met-recyclageproject-voor-matrassen/10456689   in L’Echo (French) : « Recticel et Covestro vont fabriquer les matelas…

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Publication of white paper

KU Leuven disseminated the last project Our white paper is meant as communication output targeting policy makers and industrial stakeholders, focused on explaining the results of the sustainability assessment of the PUReSmart technologies, in light of the current and upcoming policies, with the ultimate goal of supporting circular economy. The document is built upon the…

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Publication of our fifth and final MOOC

KU Leuven disseminated the last project video, about “Cradle-to-cradle: Mattress waste as a renewable resource?”. You can watch it on youtube. Old mattresses could be a re-used as a resource to produce new high quality polyurethane materials. In the EU PureSMART process, KULeuven discovered a process to split the waste material in an energy-efficient way.…

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Workshop on Polyurethane Recycling – 01 December 2022

PUReSmart consortium invites you to a workshop aiming at detailing: Foam-to-foam recycling via the use of Covalent Adaptable Networks, sorting of polyurethane foams i.f.o chemolysis, and results of the Smart Chemolysis, recovering both PU components polyol and TDA, and the valorisation of the recycled polyol, recycled isocyanate in flexible polyurethane foam The contribution of chemical…

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Publication of our fourth MOOC

KU Leuven disseminated the fourth project MOOC, about “Polyurethane in the landscape of polymer recycling”. You can watch it on youtube. Plastic waste is processed by a variety of techniques comprising incineration, pyrolysis, dissolution/precipitation, mechanical recycling and chemical recycling. Incineration allows for the recovery of thermal energy but also requires extensive scrubbing of exhaust gasses…

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Publication of our third MOOC

KU Leuven disseminated the third project MOOC, about “Smart design of plastics for improved recycling”. You can watch it on youtube. Plastics are generally classified into thermoplastics and thermosets, according to their response to heating. Thermoplastics become liquid or plasticize upon heating and harden again upon cooling, which can be repeated in multiple cycles. By…

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