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Fully recyclable 100% PET package for food contact with O2 barrier, improved transparency and low CO2 footprint

Objective

"The main scientific and technological objective of the current project is: producing prototypes of fully recyclable PET trays for food preservation by using recycled PET (RPET). The proposed idea will be able to give a solution to this problem by providing a mono-material tray in virgin PET (for food contact) and RPET for the rest of the tray. The necessary barrier properties will be guaranteed by an active oxygen barrier.
The second objective of this project is: the study, designing and dissemination of a dedicated recycling model, inspired to replication and spreading of the recycling model of the 100% PET soft drink bottles, in the post-consumer phase, adapting its characteristics to the specific food package features. The recycling model will focus on the management of a ""cradle to cradle"" loop, from and to the starting manufacturing process, promoting the reduction of manufacturing costs and the carbon foot print of PET packaging for food.
Although PET packaging solutions currently on the market fully satisfy the required performances, with respect to each single application, there is still a lack of these performances to be bridged respect to the basic need of the PET trays recycling. The main drawbacks of the current solutions for the PET trays manufacturing are due essentially to the presence of different plastic materials in the packages. In other terms they are manufactured by sticking different layers of different plastic materials, PET included. The multi-material feature poses severe limitations, and sometimes the impossibility, to the effective recycling of manufacturing scraps and of the trays at the end of their life. The major outputs and results of the project will be exploited by the participant SME-AGs on the following markets: 1) PET additives; 2) PET film production; 3) PET packaging production; 4) PET recycling."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/film
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/recycling

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME-AG - Research for SME associations/groupings

Coordinator

ASOCIACION VALENCIANA DE EMPRESARIOS DE PLASTICOS - AVEP
Address
Avenida Baron De Carcer 38 2A
46001 Valencia
Spain
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 373 005,94
Administrative Contact
Cristina Monge Frontinan (Dr.)

Participants (8)

THE BRITISH PLASTICS FEDERATION LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 371 920,65
Address
Rivington Street 6 Bath Place
EC2A 3JE London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alan Davey (Mr.)
KORNYEZETVEDELMI SZOLGALTATOK ES GYARTOK SZOVETSEGE EGYESULET
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 346 588,90
Address
Kaleti Karoly Utca 11/A
1024 Budapest
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Hilda Farkas (Dr.)
EUROPEAN PLASTICS CONVERTERS

Participation ended

Belgium
Address
Avenue De Cortenbergh 71
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ruth Colado (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italy
Address
Via Cracovia 50
00133 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Massimo Marinelli (Prof.)
LABOR SRL
Italy
Address
Via Della Scrofa 117
00186 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cristina Torrisi (Ms.)
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUTT AS
Norway
Address
Kabelgaten 2
N-0580 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Asbjorn Rune Ousland (Mr.)
POINT PLASTIC SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 603 081,02
Address
Via Comunale Calzatora 92
03012 Anagni
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michele Di Maggio (Dr.)
CLOSED LOOP RECYCLING LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 554 402,99
Address
Choats Road 16
RM96LF Dagenham London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nick Cliffe (Mr.)