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Advanced and sustainable recycling processes and value chains for plastic-based multi-materials

Objective

Plastics bring unprecedented value in terms of convenience, versatility of design and lightweight to European consumers as well as increasingly advanced performances even in high end applications. But only 31% of plastic packaging are currently recycled due to infra-developed technologies or to their unsatisfactory economic viability. This is in fact aggravated by considering plastics as commodity where their economic value is linked to a single use, often not taking into account the potentially generated end of life hurdles. In line with the just released Plastic Strategy for Europe, the time has come to stop the depletion, landfilling and incineration and shift to a Circular Model in the plastic sector improving the recycling rate but also the value of secondary raw materials from plastic recycling.
As such, with an overarching mission to maximise the valorisation of our finite plastic resources, based on the CreaSolv® process (CreaSolv® is a registered trademark of CreaCycle GmbH) patented by the partner FRAUNHOFER, which will be upscaled and digitased, MultiCycle will deliver an industrial recycling pilot plant for thermoplastic-based multi-materials. This is a solvent based selective extraction process which allows recovering pure plastics in mixed wastes but also fibres without downgrading. The later compounding of recovered materials will also be optimised in terms of process and formulation. Our economically and environmentally sustainable MultiCycle process will be demonstrated in 2 main large volume sectors (as providers of waste to recycle and end users of the recycled materials):
-Multilayer packaging but also flexible films that cannot be recycled cost effectively to date and altogether account for around 50% of plastic packaging, i.e. ca. 10 millions tons/year in EU.
-Fibre reinforced thermoplastic composites for the automotive sector from which plastics constitute around 16% of End-of-Life Vehicles weigth, i.e. ca. 1 million tons/year in EU.
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Coordinator

IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Address

Calle Velazquez, No 94 Primera Planta
28006 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 936 945,62

Participants (18)

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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 188 562,50

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DE L'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 513 437,50

AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 490 175

ARKEMA FRANCE SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 145 250

SILON SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 244 825

ELG CARBON FIBRE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 154 405,13

BOND-LAMINATES GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 133 494,38

FARPLAS OTOMOTIV ANONIM SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 173 184,38

TOFAS TURK OTOMOBIL FABRIKASI ANONIM SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 161 221,38

GBP METAL GROUP SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 163 625

AMCOR GROUP GMBH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 581 700

LOMI GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 399 125

VERTECH GROUP

France

EU Contribution

€ 300 125

AXIA INNOVATION UG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 253 749,13

INLECOM INNOVATION ASTIKI MI KERDOSKOPIKI ETAIREIA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 196 875

BRITEST LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 327 000

CROWDHELIX LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 102 016,25

INTERNATIONAL SOLID WASTE ASSOCIATION

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 215 860,63

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 820695

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2018

  • End date

    31 October 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.5.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 724 668,75

  • EU contribution

    € 7 681 576,90

Coordinated by:

IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain