On June 1st, a new EU project has launched, aiming at recycling the “old PVC” into high purity PVC, thus demonstrating the circular use of PVC for products - such as window profiles; waterproofing sheets, etc… -providing a flagship example for the circular economy.

On 18th and 19th June, the Ufficio Comunitario Regionale – Regione Campania hosted REMADYL kick-off meeting. The meeting was attended by all partners and by two representative of the EASME (Executive Agency for Small and medium-sized Enterprises). During the meeting all aspects related to technicalities; management and exploitation of the REMADYL project were discussed.

Over the next 4 years, REMADYL will develop a breakthrough continuous process based on extractive extrusion technology in combination with novel solvents and melt filtration, which has the potential of rejuvenating ‘old PVC’ into market competitive high purity PVC.

The REMADYL project – funded by the Horizon2020 Framework Programme for Research & Innovation G.A. 821136 and managed by the EASME (Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) - will contribute to the development of the EU Circular Economy Package. Safety aspects will be studied, leading to best practices, standardisation input and policy recommendations.

REMADYL consortium consists of 15 multidisciplinary European partners covering all expertise to maximise project impacts.