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Networking event

On November 20, 2018, the second Networking event of the project took place in Grafenberg, Germany, hosted by the partner RAMPF Eco Solutions. The topic of the event was Polyurethane Recycling, more than 50 registered participants were present.


On November 20, 2018, the second Networking event of the project took place in Grafenberg, Germany, hosted by the partner RAMPF Eco Solutions. The topic of the event with more than 50 registered participants was Polyurethane Recycling. The growing interest for finding solutions for the recycling of polyurethanes was underlined by the fact that representatives of the most relevant companies working in the polyurethane sector as well as raw material manufacturers and product manufacturers were in attendance.


At the beginning of the Networking event, RAMPF CEO Matthias Rampf welcomed the guests to Grafenberg and illustrated the different activities with which the international RAMPF Group is contributing to the circular economy. Ms. Giner from AIMPLAS then officially started the Networking event and the speeches began. First off, Ms. Risch from OVAM gave the audience a general introduction of the URBANREC project, focusing on the results from the Flanders region. Then, two new technologies developed within the project were presented; Ecofragmentation by Mr. Robles and BPP solution by Mr. Araya. In the second round of presentations, solutions for polyurethane recycling and demonstration products that have already been obtained were presented. Mr. Hanich from Fraunhofer ICT and Mr. Werth from RAMPF Eco Solutions presented solutions for the chemical recycling of polyurethane as well as properties of the products obtained named within URBANREC project as a secondary polyol. These secondary polyols have been used by RESCOLL to obtain hot melt adhesives, as explained by Ms. Foulc, as well as viscoelastic foam; details of these process and properties were given by Mr. Morais and Mr. Pinto from EUROSPUMA. Apart from this, Mr. Laurent from PROCOTEX explained how to use waste textiles to obtain new products that can be also used in mattress manufacturing together with other applications. Finally, Mr. Zamora illustrated how to use all these products developed within the project together with some rebound foam to manufacture high-quality recycled mattresses.

» Author: URBANREC NEWSLETTER

» Publication Date: 19/12/2018

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement N° 690103