Circular Flooring Final Conference: New products from waste PVC flooring and safe end-of-life treatment of plasticisers

04/07/2024
Circular Flooring Final Conference: New products from waste PVC flooring and safe end-of-life treatment of plasticisers

Brussels - On 4 July 2024, the EU project Circular Flooring invites you to find out about the project’s key findings and results at its Final Conference. Over a period of five years, the consortium of the EU project Circular Flooring has researched how to develop a recycling process for end-of-life PVC floor coverings that dissolves and removes undesirable legacy plasticisers (e.g. DEHP) in order to achieve a high-quality virgin-like PVC material for the manufacturing of new PVC floor coverings.

 

Used flexible PVC floor coverings may contain specific plasticisers that must not be used today for reasons of legal requirements and consumer protection. The only way to dispose of end-of-life flooring containing these plasticisers has been thermal recovery, which wastes valuable raw materials. The Circular Flooring consortium met this challenge by developing a recycling process that offers the possibility to separate PVC from undesirable legacy plasticizers and therewith to recycle PVC for future production of floor coverings. At the same time, the separated plasticizers are transformed into uncritical plasticizers that are compliant with EU legislation and meet consumer needs with regard to circular economy.

At the Circular Flooring Final Conference “New products from waste PVC flooring and safe end-of-life treatment of plasticisers”, the consortium will present the project results and their contribution to the EU goals of establishing a circular economy.

What you can expect:

  • keynote speech by a representative of the European Commission
  • video on the Circular Flooring project
  • presentation on key findings and results by the project coordinator
  • panel discussion with scientists, policy makers and stakeholders on the topic: “Turning challenges into chances: Pathways towards a sustainable circular economy of durable plastics”

Recommendations for future European policy implementation and research needs in the field of circular economy will also be provided. The event will take place at the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU in Brussels and is organized in cooperation with the Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR). Participants will have the opportunity to network with peers, exchange ideas and build new partnerships.

Event Time: 

Thursday, 4 July 2024, 12:00 to 16:00 p.m.

Venue:

Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU
Rue Wiertz 77
1000 Brussels (Belgium)

Agenda:

The preliminary agenda of the event can be found here.

Registration:

The registration link can be found here. Participation is free of charge. Please register by 18.06.2024. You will receive an automatic notification if your registration is successful. However, please wait for the final confirmation of participation before booking flights and accommodation. Final confirmations, including a personalised registration code, will be sent by the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU a few days before the event. Please note that there is only a limited number of places available for this event.

Event language:

English

Contact at the BayFOR:

Marcus Süß
Project Manager
Phone: +49 911 50715-940
E-mail: suess@no-spam-pleasebayfor.org 
 

“This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 821366”.


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