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Research and development project with the university of Stuttgart

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MKV GmbH Kunststoffgranulate has joined forces with the renowned Institute for Plastics Engineering (IKT) at the University of Stuttgart as part of a ZIM project!

This cooperation is a milestone for MKV, which is entering into materials research. Together with IKT, MKV will work on innovative solutions to promote the sustainable use of resources and minimize environmental impact.

Specifically, the project is about upcycling flame-retardant ABS and PC/ABS from post-industrial waste with the aim of regaining a UL94-V0 classification.

The recycling of flame-retardant plastics is an exciting area of research. As part of the research and development project, trials are being carried out in the processing of ABS and PC/ABS with and without prior flame protection. The compatibility of various flame retardants is examined to develop an industrial processing strategy for them.

ABS and PC/ABS with flame retardancy are among the most important representatives in the areas of electrical and electronics, household appliances and automobiles. However, due to high technical requirements and manufacturer concerns, these plastics have not yet been considered for an equivalent application after mechanical recycling. The project wants to change that.

In the future, a technology transfer of the results to post-consumer waste is being considered.

The ZIM project described is a great example of how academia and industry can work together on sustainable solutions. A Big thanks to IKT, one of the leading German research institutes in the field of plastics technology, to partner with MKV on this endeavour.

Project duration: May 2024 to May 2026

 

This Project is supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) on the basis of a decision by the German Bundestag.

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