PolyCE workshop on Circular design of electrical and electronic equipment - The post-consumer recycled plastics challenge
11 Sep

11 Sep to 11 Sep

PolyCE (Post-Consumer High-tech Recycled Polymers for a Circular Economy) is a Horizon 2020 funded project which has taken the challenge to improve recycling of plastics waste from electric and electronic equipment (EEE) and to show the feasibility of integrating post-consumer recycled plastics (PCR) back into new high-value applications.

Goals of the workshop:

  • Provide an overview of the main challenges for circular design of EEE, taking the perspectives of designers and manufacturers as well as recyclers of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).
  • Show best practices for circular design and share experiences with the integration of recycled plastics in new EEE.
  • Provide hands-on solutions to concrete design challenges brought by the workshop participants supervised by Philips, Whirlpool, Pezy, MGG Polymers, Fraunhofer IZM, UL and KU Leuven.
Target group:
Product designers and developers of EEE already experienced with polymers and that want to learn about best practices how to integrate PCR plastics in new products.
  • Designing with recycled plastics: limitations and opportunities (Pezy)
  • Challenges of integrating PCR plastics in large household appliances (Whirlpool)
  • Design for WEEE recycling (Fraunhofer IZM & MGG Polymers)
  • PCR plastics testing, quality and requirements (KU Leuven & UL)
  • Market platform for PCR plastics (TU Berlin)
Furthermore, interactive working sessions addressing material properties, geometry requirements, challenges for moulding and the production process will be organised.

Time and venue: 11th September 2019 | 09:00 – 17:30 | Philips Amsterdam Head office

Registration: Participation in the workshop is free of charge. Please register by e-mail to Gergana Dimitrova(gergana.dimitrova@izm.fraunhofer.de) until 31st July 2019.

For further information about the project please visit https://www.polyce-project.eu


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