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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/recycling

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-SPIRE-2018
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

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 (19)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 188 562,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DEL'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 513 437,50
Address
Rue Montoyer 24/2
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 490 175
Address
Calle Gustave Eiffel 4 Parque Tecnologico De Paterna
46980 Paterna Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
ARKEMA FRANCE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 145 250
Address
Rue Estienne D Orves
92700 Colombes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SILON SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 244 825
Address
Prumyslova 451
391 02 Plana Nad Luznici
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELG CARBON FIBRE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 154 405,13
Address
Cannon Business Park, Gough Road
WV14 8XQ Coseley
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BOND-LAMINATES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 133 494,38
Address
Am Patbergschen Dorn 11
59929 Brilon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FARPLAS OTOMOTIV ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 173 184,38
Address
3.Cad
41420 Kocaeli̇
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TOFAS TURK OTOMOBIL FABRIKASI ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 161 221,38
Address
Buyukdere Cad Tofas Han 145 Kat 4-5 Zincirlikuyu
34394 Sisli Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GBP METAL GROUP SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 163 625
Address
Paseo Pla De La Mezquita 14
46800 Xativa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AMCOR GROUP GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 581 700
Address
Thurgauerstrasse 34
8050 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LOMI GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 399 125
Address
Bauschulweg 1
63762 Grossostheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VERTECH GROUP
France
EU contribution
€ 300 125
Address
11 Rue Defly
06000 Nice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AXIA INNOVATION UG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 253 749,13
Address
Turkenstrasse 29
80799 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INLECOM INNOVATION ASTIKI MI KERDOSKOPIKI ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 196 875
Address
Tatoiou 11 Kifissia
145 61 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
BRITEST LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 327 000
Address
Garsington Road 9400 Oxford Business Park
OX4 2HN Oxford
Activity type
Other
CROWDHELIX LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 102 016,25
Address
85 Great Portland Street
W1W 7LT London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTERNATIONAL SOLID WASTE ASSOCIATION

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 211 323,13
Address
Auerspergstrasse 15/41
1080 Wien
Activity type
Other
INTERNATIONAL SOLID WASTE ASSOCIATION
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 4 537,50
Address
Stationsplein 45, A4.004
3013 AK Rotterdam
Activity type
Other