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in-built Triggered Enzymes to Recycle Multi-layers: an INnovation for USes in plastic-packaging

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 814400

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    31 January 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.3.

H2020-EU.2.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 737 013,75

  • EU contribution

    € 5 737 013,75

Coordinated by:

SIGMA CLERMONT

France

Objective

TERMINUS addresses the challenge of unlocking recycling and reuse of flexible multi-layer and multi-compounds packaging materials used for food, beverages, cosmetics, pet food, fertilisers, any perishable goods in general. It will develop a range of smart enzyme-containing polymers with triggered intrinsic self-biodegradation properties, acting as adhesives or tie layers in the design and manufacturing of multi-layer plastics for food and non-food applications. The technology will be applied to biodegradable PUR-based adhesives for adhesive lamination and extrusion coating lamination, and polymers and tie layers (PBS, PLA, PPC or PCL) in blown extrusion.

TERMINUS will base its innovative and challenging objectives on a cross-disciplinary team of renowned organizations with expertise in enzymatic biodegradation of polymers, thermal protection of enzymes using nm organosilica and layered double hydroxide, cyclodextrins, UV and water triggered enzymatic activity, formulation of advanced polymers, manufacturing of multilayer plastic packaging, plastics recycling.

TERMINUS is based on TRL3 technologies and will reach TRL5. It will result in major market opportunities for European industrials in several well established markets ready for market opportunities: plastic packaging (TPPS, STTP), industrial enzyme applications (BIOPOX), PUR adhesives (COVESTRO), biodegradable plastics (IPC), biotech plants (OWS), mechanical recycling (SIGMA). At least 15% of improvement of economic efficiency vs. current solutions (landfilling, incineration) are expected. A reduction of landfilling for multi-layer plastic packaging over 80% together with a reduction of overall plastic landfilling by 55% will be achieved with a minimum decrease by 65% of the overall CO2 footprint. TERMINUS will be a breakthrough in reaching the 2030 European Commission objective to recycle 100% plastic packaging.

Coordinator

SIGMA CLERMONT

Address

Les Cezeaux Cs 20265
63178 Aubiere Cedex

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 849 782,50

Participants (12)

CENTRE TECHNIQUE INDUSTRIEL DE LA PLASTURGIE ET DES COMPOSITES

France

EU Contribution

€ 758 747,50

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 750 491,25

FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 852 500

ORGANIC WASTE SYSTEMS NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 325 576,25

ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES RECYCLEURS DE PLASTIQUES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 172 367,50

COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 281 250

STTP EMBALLAGE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 235 041,25

TETRA PAK PACKAGING SOLUTIONS AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 283 375

VALSTYBINIS MOKSLINIU TYRIMU INSTITUTAS FIZINIU IR TECHNOLOGIJOS MOKSLU CENTRAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 377 875

BIOPOX SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 248 162,50

Norner Research AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 489 845

BENKEI

France

EU Contribution

€ 112 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 814400

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    31 January 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.3.

H2020-EU.2.1.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 737 013,75

  • EU contribution

    € 5 737 013,75

Coordinated by:

SIGMA CLERMONT

France