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Development of processes and quality procedures for the valorisation of recycled plastics for food contact applications

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The goals of the SuperCleanQ project are to develop quality control and quality assurance tools and procedures for plastics recycling processes targeted at food contact applications to enable SMEs to conform to Commission Regulation EC 282/2008 on recycled plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foods. The
tools will be applied to a new process for the recycling of coloured and layered PET into food contact applications that cannot be processed by current PET recycling facilities, a resource worth up to €700 million per annum. The project results will accelerate the development of new recycling processes for the wider food contact materials
market and provide quality assurance for converters and end-users of recycled products applications for food contact thereby overcoming barriers and expanding this high value recycling market. There is an estimated 7.7 million tonnes of plastic that is not recycled in Europe, which is mostly packaging, that could be if technology and infrastructure were in place to do so. The value of this resource in food contact packaging could be up to €7.7 billion. The market demand is there as shown by the current price of recycled PET for food contact applications which is equal to that of virgin PET. This pricing is driven by the strong demand for food contact
recyclates from packaging end-users, especially the supermarkets, that are concerned about their corporate image and promoting their environmental responsibilities. The advancements over the state of the art are:
 A post-market challenge test for validation of recycled food contact materials with 100% reliability
 A post-process validation quality protocol for assuring the efficacy of plastics recycling processes for food contact applications with 100% reliability
 Development of a process to recycle the 700,000 tonnes per year of currently unrecyclable coloured and layered PET that cannot be processed by existing PET recycling facilities for food contact packaging
 In-line monitoring for process quality control to indentify contaminants from oxo-degradable additives, biodegradable plastics, bis-phenol A, and non-food contact compliant levels of chemical contamination
To meet the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive 94/62/EC, and improve sustainability, Europe must reuse waste plastics in large high value applications. The largest and highest value market for recycled plastics is packaging, especially in food contact applications; EC 282/2008 makes this possible, SuperCleanQ will enable SMEs to take advantage of this market opportunity.

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FP7-SME-2011
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Koordynator

THE BRITISH PLASTICS FEDERATION LBG
Adres
Bath Place 6 Rivington Street
EC2A 3JE London
United Kingdom

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Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Alan Davey (Mr.)
Wkład UE
€ 315 370

Uczestnicy (11)

ASSOCIAZIONE NAZIONALE COSTRUTTORI DI MACCHINE E STAMPI PER MATERIE PLASTICHE E GOMMA
Włochy
Wkład UE
€ 285 125
Adres
Centro Direzionale Milanofiori
20090 Assago Milano

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Rodzaj działalności
Other
Kontakt administracyjny
Alessandro Cerizza (Mr.)
EUROPEAN PLASTICS CONVERTERS
Belgia
Wkład UE
€ 285 000
Adres
Avenue De Cortenbergh 71
1000 Bruxelles

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Rodzaj działalności
Research Organisations
Kontakt administracyjny
Hans Boon (Mr.)
DENTIS SRL
Włochy
Wkład UE
€ 257 675
Adres
Via Mondovi 15
12040 Sant Albano Stura Cn

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Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Francesco Arlorio (Mr.)
MACHINEFABRIEK OTTO SCHOUTEN BV
Niderlandy
Wkład UE
€ 257 730
Adres
Bedrijvenstraat 6
4283 JH Giessen

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Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Gijsbert Schouten (Mr.)
EXTRICOM GMBH
Niemcy
Wkład UE
€ 257 675
Adres
Hoher Steg 10
74348 Lauffen

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Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Thomas Bauer (Mr.)
S+S SEPARATION AND SORTING TECHNOLOGY
Niemcy
Wkład UE
€ 257 725
Adres
Regener Strasse 130
94513 Schonberg

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Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Peter Mayer (Mr.)
SMITHERS RAPRA AND SMITHERS PIRA LIMITED
United Kingdom
Adres
Shrewsbury Road
SY4 4NR Shrewsbury

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Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Richard Venables (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Niemcy
Adres
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Rodzaj działalności
Research Organisations
Kontakt administracyjny
Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
Adres
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt administracyjny
Enda Clarke (Dr.)
COMITE EUROPEEN DE NORMALISATION
Belgia
Adres
Rue De La Science 23
1040 Bruxelles

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Rodzaj działalności
Other
Kontakt administracyjny
Patrick Meert (Mr.)
ALIPLAST SPA
Włochy
Adres
Via Delle Fornaci 14
31036 Ospedaletto Di Istrana Treviso

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Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny
Zugno Cinzia (Ms.)