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Polymers from shredder-light-fractions from WEEE

In a project with the Austrian Center of Excellence Electronics & Environment KERP in Vienna (today iPoint) Fraunhofer IVV has proven that heavily polluted light shredder fractions can be recycled. With the CreaSolv®-Process the Electro- and waste-handling industry can produce plastics (HIPS, ABS), which meet the European "RoHS-Guideline".

Since 1 July 2006 dangerous Substances like lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chrome, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) or polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDE) are banned in new electro or electronic appliances.

2008.08.23 Kerp WEEE In Output


More information:

  • Waste Management & Research 2006; 24; 573-583: M. Schlummer & A.Mäurer (IVV), T. Leitner & W. Spruzina (KERP); Report: Recycling of flame-retarded plastics from waste electric and electronic equipment (WEEE) – link pdf
  • Spiegel TV broadcast on 9 February 2007 – The second live of computer, TV & Co.: link pdf
  • 2006 KERP Information Aug. 2006 „As good as new: Plastics from Waste Electrical devices" – link 
  • 2007 KERP Information on CreaSolv® – link 
  • EU-Recycling 1.Jahrgang/Volume ePaper-Ausgabe/Edition 5/2007: Rohstoff der Zukunft für Europa: Kunststoffe aus alten Elektrogeräten – link pdf
  • 2006 November - DTI Global Watch; Arnold Black: "Emerging and New Technologies" in WEEE Recycling - link