Expertise Sustainability (recycling and circularity):
End-of-life of polymeric materials is an important sustainability subject.
Important ways to deal with end-of-life of polymeric materials are mechanical and chemical recycling. Degradation of a polymeric material will make its recycling more problematic, which cause that materials that are properly stabilized from the beginning are easier to recycle.
During mechanical recycling polymeric materials will degrade, therefore additional stabilization is in many cases inevitable.
During chemical recycling the presence of additives can harm the process, therefore knowledge on the additivation of the to be recycled material is a necessity
Knowledge how to deal with the above mentioned subjects is part of my expertise.