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Study of recyclability of printed or laminated plastic packaging films using supercritical C02 technologies

Objective

This project aims to promote the “valuable recycling resource” concept for industrial painted and laminated packages (injected parts and extruded films), nowadays considered as a problem, promoting their recycling in the original application (closed loop cycle) and minimizing the environmental risks and impacts. The CLIPP Recycling System for printed and laminated plastic fraction, will contribute to the post-industrial waste management goal of this new century: the development of intelligent solutions that are technically and environmentally innovative, and economically viable. The project proposal is based on the elimination (90% w/w) and compatibilisation of the paint contaminants in packaging by the synergetic combination of CO2 in super-critical-conditions (sc-CO2) with innovative high performance filters (micro-filters) and suitable coupling agents as a dispersion-aid. The sc-CO2 is a promising technology in the plastic processing industry due to its special properties such as polymer viscosity reduction and dispersion and removal of low molecular weight substances. The advantageous physic-chemical properties of CO2 compared to conventional organic solvents are capacity of mass transfer and more environmentally friendly operation. Three machine configurations will be studied and scale-up using one-step process by combining different types of extruders and devices in order to improve the quality of the pellet, increase remain contaminants dispersion and matrix-filler compatibilization and reduce CO2 foaming problems: 1) A two consecutive single screw extruder (Tandem extrusion process), 2) MRS (Multi Rotation System) and 3) Tandem extruder system with a MACD (Multiple Annular Channel Device). CLIPP process must be suitable for decontaminating the most thermoplastics materials used in the packaging sector (PE, PP , PS and PET).

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2010-1
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Coordinator

AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS
Address
Valencia Parc Technologic Calle Gustave Eiffel 4
46980 Paterna Valencia
Spain

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Valentín Polo Ramírez (Dr.)
EU contribution
€ 25 423,13

Participants (9)

SAYMOPACK S.L
Spain
EU contribution
€ 28 203
Address
Partida Sendroses
46410 Valencia

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose Javier Castillo (Mr.)
EXTRUDER EXPERTS SYSTEMS UG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 226 351,15
Address
Am Stammhaus 8
52156 Monschau Imgenbroich

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dirk Zimmermann (Mr.)
GNEUSS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 241 851,95
Address
Monichhusen 42
32549 Bad Oeynhausen

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephan Gneuss (Dr.)
SKYMARK PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 202 104,85
Address
Manners Industrial Estate, Manners Avenue
DE7 8EF Ilkeston

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lisa Revill (Ms.)
ALIGOPLAST S.A
Spain
EU contribution
€ 198 377,74
Address
Calle Barrachi 10 Pab 20
01013 Vitoria

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
María Dolores Aduna Palacin (Ms.)
PEPI PLAST PROIZVODNJA STORITVE TRGOVINA DOO

Participation ended

Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 128 520,06
Address
Cesta Goriske Fronte 46
5290 Sempeter Pri Gorici
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matej Erzar (Mr.)
Grefusa SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 23 019,48
Address
Camino De San Bernabe Sn
46600 Alzira

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mercedes Gregori (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 13 012,20
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)
GOSPODARSKO INTERESNO ZDRUZENJE GROZD PLASTTEHNIKA - GIZ GROZD PLASTTEHNIKA
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 7 260
Address
Kidriceva Ulica 25
3000 Celje

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Janez Navodnik (Mr.)