The zero plastics to landfill objective of PlasticsEurope increases the need to mechanical recycling of plastics. Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF, Germany, with support from the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF) and pinfa, has therefore launched a new research project on the recycling of PIN flame retardant plastics. Because Fraunhofer LBF draws on application-relevant and current commercial formulations, interested companies will be able to implement the findings immediately and directly.
The ability to reuse production waste using the knowledge gained will enable small and medium-sized companies in particular to reduce costs and produce enhanced quality products with high safety standards. The three year project will include assessing material quality and fire performance after multiple recycling (extrusion) and accelerated ageing. Further information in pinfa Newsletter n° 60.
Fraunhofer LBF press release 16/2/2016: http://www.lbf.fraunhofer.de/en/press-releases/recycling-halogen-free-flame-retardant-plastics.html