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Recycling of coated and painted textile and plastic materials

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 814505

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:

    € 5 974 457,50

  • EU contribution

    € 5 901 707,50

Coordinated by:

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DE L'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE

Belgium

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).

Coordinator

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DE L'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE

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

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 549 875

FUNDACION PARA LA PROMOCION DE LA INNOVACION, INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO EN LA INDUSTRIA DE AUTOMOCION DE GALICIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 312 163,75

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 500 000

VAUDE SPORT GMBH & CO KG

Germany

PANASONIC LIFE SOLUTIONS ELEKTRIK SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 168 125

MERCEDES-BENZ TURK AS

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 262 500

MAIER SCOOP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 422 750

RESCOLL

France

EU Contribution

€ 345 465

C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 380 890

DEVAN-MICROPOLIS S.A.

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 340 625

IRIS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 449 687,50

ECOMATTERS B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 245 050

INNOVATION IN RESEARCH & ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 300 750

OPEN SOURCE MANAGEMENT LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 360 250

INTERNATIONAL SOLID WASTE ASSOCIATION

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 225 543,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 814505

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:

    € 5 974 457,50

  • EU contribution

    € 5 901 707,50

Coordinated by:

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DE L'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE

Belgium