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Recycling of coated and painted textile and plastic materials

Objective

The main goal of DECOAT is to enable circular use of textiles and plastic parts with (multilayer) ‘coatings’, which are typically not recyclable yet. These ‘coatings’ comprise functional and performance coatings and paints as well as adhesion layers. Therefore, novel triggerable smart polymer material systems and the corresponding recycling processes will be developed. The triggerable solutions will be based on smart additives (like microcapsules or microwave triggered additives) for the ‘coating’ formulations that will be activated by a specific trigger (heat, humidity, microwave, chemical).
A continuous recycling pilot plant will demonstrate the novel DECOAT principle that allows upgrading existing mechanical recycling by adding tools for sorting by and activation of the trigger. The optimal use of the Creasolv® process for recycling of coated parts will be assessed. The focus is on recycling of the bulk material, but re-use of the coatings materials themselves will also be tackled. Using these recycling processes, circular use of demo cases for outdoor gear, household electronics and automotive parts will be validated.
The novel triggerable DECOAT technologies will create new markets for additives, coatings, paints and adhesives fulfilling the recycling need. The concepts will support designers and product developers for making ‘recyclable-by-design’ products. This will create direct business opportunities for the DECOAT partners and serve as examples for promoting DECOAT solutions to the wider stakeholder community.
The targeted products (parts) are coated plastic from cars, electrical and electronic equipment and coated textiles which produce annually almost 3.5 million tons waste. DECOAT will lead to a decrease in landfilling of ca. 75% and a reduction in the carbon footprint by at least 30% for these products. By enabling their recycling, DECOAT is expected to generate on medium term a novel market of over 150 million in Europe (or ca 500 jobs).

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/textiles
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/recycling

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-ST-IND-2018
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DEL'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE ASBL
Address
Rue Montoyer 24/2
1000 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 634 250

Participants (16)

AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 403 782,50
Address
Calle Gustave Eiffel 4 Parque Tecnologico De Paterna
46980 Paterna Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 549 875
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION PARA LA PROMOCION DE LA INNOVACION, INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO EN LA INDUSTRIA DE AUTOMOCION DE GALICIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 312 163,75
Address
Poligono Industrial A Granxa 249
36400 Porrino Pontevedra
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 500 000
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VAUDE SPORT GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Vaude Strase 2
88069 Tettnang
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PANASONIC LIFE SOLUTIONS ELEKTRIK SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 168 125
Address
Abdurrahmangazi Mah. Ebubekir Cad No 44
34887 Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MERCEDES-BENZ TURK AS
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 262 500
Address
Akcaburgaz Mah Suleyman Sah Cad 2 Essenyurt
34522 Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAIER SCOOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 422 750
Address
Poligono Industrial Arabieta S/n
48320 Ajangiz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RESCOLL
France
EU contribution
€ 345 465
Address
Allee Geoffroy Saint Hilaire 8
33600 Pessac
Activity type
Research Organisations
C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 380 890
Address
Capenhurst Technology Park
CH1 6EH Chester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEVAN-MICROPOLIS S.A.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 340 625
Address
Rua Eng Frederico Ulr 2650
4470 605 Maia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 449 687,50
Address
Calle Velazquez, No 94 Primera Planta
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECOMATTERS B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 245 050
Address
Museumlaan 2
3581HK Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INNOVATION IN RESEARCH & ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 300 750
Address
Boulevard Edmond Machtens 79/22
1080 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OPEN SOURCE MANAGEMENT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 360 250
Address
Cowley Road Saint John S Innovation Centre
CB4 0WS Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERNATIONAL SOLID WASTE ASSOCIATION
Austria
EU contribution
€ 225 543,75
Address
Auerspergstrasse 15/41
1080 Wien
Activity type
Other