The creation and future of Circulware and the collaboration between Haval and GBO innovation makers. A duopresentation by Joyce van Grinsven, New Business Developer, GBO Innovation Makers and Erwin Van Limpt,Entrepreneur at Haval / CEO Circulware.Continue reading “The process of Circulware and how new product concepts can create circular business!”
How can Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Thermodynamics come together to tackle one of the major bottlenecks hindering industrial-scale textile recycling? Dr. Acerina Trejo Machin, CTO at Resortecs, explains how the Belgian startup is reworking polymers to drive circularity in the fashion industry.Continue reading “Design for Disassembly: engineering polymers to drive circularity in fashion”
Sustainable Recycling to enable circular use of Plastics. We, a Dutch startup have the aim to make a difference in the world of plastic recycling. We developed a scalable washing process for polymers that uses a biodegradable solvent which is more effective and energy efficient than any of the existing water wash processes.Continue reading “Blue Plastics – Part of the solution to end plastic waste, starting with transport packaging”
The history of waste is a long journey of awareness, transformation and evolution. The waste management industry has gone from being a scrap manager to a producer of sustainable secondary raw materials. A transformation from which a new development model was born: the circular economy.
It is only through research and development, and the investments made by companies with the right legislative framework and incentives, that high levels of expertise and efficiency have been achieved. Collection and sorting are fundamental steps in the process that cannot be underestimated and simply harmonised.
MantiSpectra is a spinoff of the Eindhoven University of Technology providing spectral sensors capable of classifying and/or quantifying material composition just using light. The talk will focus on how near-infrared technology will open up new applications: from quality measurements in agriculture and raw material identification in recycling to mobile healthcare and chemical analysis in consumer devices, pervading soon our everyday life.Continue reading “ChipSense: A tiny Photonic sensor for material classification”
Alkyl Recycling is developing a unique, sustainable, and energy-efficient recycling process for absorbent hygiene products like baby diapers. A single baby uses between 6-10 diapers daily. This amounts to an estimated 450 billion diapers used annually worldwide. However, a majority of these waste diapers end up in landfills or incineration plants. Both of these approaches are not environmentally friendly. Alkyl Recycling is applying mild chemistry to recycle and recover diaper material for reuse with the aim of closing the loop of this vital but stubborn commodity.Continue reading “Energy-efficient recycling of waste diapers”
The creation and future of Circulware and the collaboration between Haval and GBO innovation makers. A duopresentation by Erwin Van Limpt, Entrepreneur at Haval / CEO Circulware and Joyce van Grinsven, New Business Developer, GBO Innovation Makers.Continue reading “The process of Circulware and how new product concepts can create circular business!”
TNO supported by Brightsite, has developed a type of hydrothermal processing, named UpWash, to upgrade difficult plastic mixture wastes. The most important stream of the UpWash process is a clean and densified form of polyolefin mix (PE+PP) virtually free of other plastics, inerts and biogenic contaminants, which facilitates the chemical or mechanical recycling processing.Continue reading “Upwash, a decontamination technology for mixed plastic wastes”
TNO supported by Brightsite, has developed a type of hydrothermal processing, named UpWash, to upgrade difficult plastic mixture wastes (e.g. DKR-310 and DKR-350), usually contaminated with waste food materials and paper / cardboard, metal, glass and sand / stones.Continue reading “Upwash, a decontamination technology for mixed plastic wastes”
Mechanical sorting is widely applied in the current Dutch waste management scheme, which sorts all of the polyolefin flexible packaging (different types of polyethylene, polypropylene) into the same stream, i.e. DKR 310, with different composition of each batch. Such inconsistency of feedstock composition brings remarkable hurdle to recycle this waste stream particularly on the sealing process design of the circular packaging from the stream. Therefore, Brightlands Materials Center is developing a prediction scheme for sealing performance of flexible packaging with recycled content based on the composition of the waste.Continue reading “Machine learning assisted leak-free circular plastic packaging design from post-consumer waste”