• Start of the project : 01-04-18
  • End of project : 31-12-22


Recovery of plastic waste from electrical and electronic equipment containing brominated flame retardants.

The aim of the project is to develop a technology to accompany and provide concrete support to companies in charge of plastic waste containing BFRs.

In particular, the VALBREE consortium proposes to carry out a pilot demonstration of the breakthrough innovation based on the action of UV radiation. The operation of this prototype, already tested on several types of resins (ABS, PC and PP), will be finalized and its field of action will be extended beyond the BFR cases already studied. Via a dedicated work module, the project operators will endeavour to adapt this technology to the needs and resources of the industrial companies in the INTERREG area. Specific needs will be collected from cross-border SMEs in order to define the specifications for upstream treatment and the formulation needs for downstream decontaminated resins.

The work resulting from the VALBREE project will provide a major breakthrough in the field of WEEE treatment. Indeed, this technology will enable industrialists in the cross-border region to treat any type of plastic containing BFRs at a reduced cost and to recover this previously lost deposit.

Objectives and missions of Materia Nova

Within the consortium, Materia Nova carries out the mechanical characterization and the formulation of the treated recycled products.

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