The PVC Analyser

June 24th, 2024

Presentation by Dr Melissa Skidmore (CSIRO)

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a durable and versatile polymer used in windows, flooring, cables, sheeting, and medical supplies. Despite being one of Australia’s top four polymers by weight, PVC has a low recovery rate of just 2%, partly due to difficulty in assessing the material composition of PVC samples to be recycled. Current analysis methods are expensive and time-consuming, requiring specialized knowledge and equipment. This presentation introduces a ground breaking PVC analyser that addresses these challenges, streamlining the analysis process and reducing costs. Our innovative solution aims to significantly improve PVC recovery rates, marking a pivotal advancement in sustainable polymer recycling