On September 9th 2019, the WATCH project was kicked-off. The WATCH project is a 4 year CATALISTI SBO (strategic basic research) on chemical recycling of plastic waste.
The project will work on 4 types of plastic waste: mixed polyolefinic waste, multilayer packaging, PS and PUR. These wastes will be converted to valuable chemicals by fast catalytic pyrolysis in an innovative reactor concept.
The project is coordinated by UGent (prof. Kevin Van Geem) and has KULeuven and VITO as partners. The industrial advisory board consists of AVGI, Borealis, Dow, GOVI, Indaver, INEOS, OVAM ,Pervatech Ravago, Recticel, Total, Unilin, Covestro and Catalisti.