CREAToR: Collection of raw materials, Removal of flAme reTardants and Reuse of secondary raw materials

Dr. Moritz Petersen (Kühne Logistics University - KLU), Moritz Jäger-Roschko (Kühne Logistics University - KLU)

Funded by European Commission - Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)

Brief description

CREAToR (funded by the European Commissions EASME-Program) aims to contribute to a circular economy by removing hazardous, bromine-containing flame-retardants from waste streams. The project is set to implement ways to collect secondary raw materials, identify the presence of hazardous flame retardants, remove these contaminants from the materials and finally reuse the materials. While the project’s main focus is on developing and advancing process technology, logistics plays a major role for successfully collecting suitable amounts of waste. The project develops logistics concepts for CREAToR.

Project purpose

At the moment, hazardous waste from building and construction and electrical and electronic equipment containing bromine-containing flame-retardants has to be incinerated at costs of >180 €/t. CREAToR closes the loop for those waste streams by developing a purification technology which transforms the waste into value-bringing secondary raw materials. For further increasing the economic feasibility of the approach, an optimized logistic concept and a harmonized material quality classification scheme are developed and applied. logistics plays a major role for successfully collecting suitable amounts of waste. CREAToR covers the whole value chain, starting from collecting thermoplastic waste streams from building and construction and from waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). KLU is in charge of developing logistics concepts for CREAToR.


Creating Value, Environment, Sustainability, Logistics

Project partners

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung e.V., Kühne Logistics University (KLU)

Contact person

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Moritz Jäger-Roschko

PhD Candidate