Exterior insulation and finish system (EIFS) are among the prevalent thermal wall insulation systems in Germany. The commonly used insu¬lation material is expanded polystyrene (EPS). However, the disposal of the increasing quan¬tities of EPS arising when these systems are dismantled – e.g. in the course of renovation or demolition measures – remains an unresolved problem.
This is a challenge the Münster University of Applied Sciences research project “RESSOURCE.WDVS” is going to meet. Aim of the project is to optimize the recycling as defined by the Law on Life-Cycle Management. In this regard, the solutions developed by Doppstadt Systemtechnik play an important role: A series of tests with the AK 565 grinder are performed for precision processing, shredding and fer¬rous metal separation. Our colleagues Frank Gnüchtel (Doppstadt Systemtechnik) and Daniel Kürten (Doppstadt Umwelttechnik) are responsible for our contribution to this project. Project Manager Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sabine Flamme from Münster University of Applied Sciences praises the technological competence that lies in this Doppstadt solution: "The units used offer the opportunity to generate targeted material flows from the heterogeneous EIFS waste stream for recycling that comply with the required specifications."