On June 1st, a new EU project has been launched, aiming at recycling the “old PVC” into high purity PVC, thus demonstrating the circular use of PVC for products – such as window profiles; waterproofing sheets, etc… -providing a flagship example for the circular economy.
Over the next 4 years, REMADYL will develop a breakthrough continuous process based on extractive extrusion technology in combination with novel solvents and melt filtration, which has the potential of rejuvenating ‘old PVC’ into market competitive high purity PVC.
The REMADYL project – funded by the Horizon2020 Framework Programme for Research & Innovation G.A. 821136 and managed by the EASME (Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) – will contribute to the development of the EU Circular Economy Package. Safety aspects will be studied, leading to best practices, standardisation input and policy recommendations.
REMADYL consortium consists of 15 multidisciplinary European partners covering all expertise to maximise project impacts. In this project, Vertech Group will carry out the report on LCAs and ecodesign-screening test and recommendations, as well as the report on circularity.