NUMIX: recycled plastic aggregate for lightweight concrete
The project promotes the wide adoption of lightweight aggregate products obtained from recycled plastics. NUMIX also promotes the production processes and methods to obtain the above products, seeking to establish partnerships Europe-wide for the production of Expanded Granules and Densified Flakes to be used as aggregate for lightened structural and non-structural concrete as well as for mortar respectively.
The main objectives of NUMIX project are:
- To promote industrial processes for the use of scrap resulting from the waste plastics sorting to produce: aggregates for lightweight concrete
- To increase the volume of mixed plastic waste destined to recycling, thus reducing the volume destined to incineration and landfill.
The life cycle analysis results demonstrate that NUMIX products have a lower environmental impact compared to traditional aggregates.