Status
In Progress
Material Class
Polymers / Fibers
specific materials
EVA Foam
Textiles
23-01-RR-6020

Dynamic Crosslinking to Produce Secondary Feedstock from Recycled EVA as a Sustainable Solution for Footwear

NODE
Technical Thrust
Recycling & Recovery
Mechanical Recycling Technologies for Sorting, Separating, & Liberating Materials
About

The proposed work seeks to demonstrate the variability in processing window and material properties of foams produced from recycled EVA. Furthermore, this project aims to determine the technical and commercial feasibility of using dynamic crosslinking to recycle EVA foams from shoe midsoles as secondary feedstock.

The goal of this project is to reduce primary feedstock by 0.508 million metric tons (MMT) of primary EVA, reduce energy consumption by 26.6 PJ, and decrease emissions by 0.39 MMCO2e.

project Members
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Adidas logo
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