SUNRISE is an Horizon 2020 funded project which aims increase the collection and treatment of laminated glass, improving the separation of glass from PVB and therefore increasing the fractions and quality of PVB for reuse. In order to ensure the success, the project counts with glass recycling associations and companies and main actors in mechano-chemical treatment of PVB and optical in-line systems.
The SUNRISE project will develop a mechano-chemical recycling process that has been proven in terms of glassless PVB, optical clarity of PVB reprocessed film, scalability, and cost-effectiveness for marketable goods.
The high-quality recycling and valorisation of PVB from laminated glass into new interlayer material, therefore closing the circle by integrating novelty approaches and developments in each step including the validation of the products obtained.
SUNRISE will have a substantial positive influence on the environment, health, safety, and the Life Cycle Assessment approach will be used to track this throughout the project. SUNRISE will help to maintain PVB’s high value in the Circular Economy.