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Riuso e riciclo di contenitori (bag-in-box) per uso agricolo: centro R&S spagnolo cerca partner per progetto Horizon Europe

Un centro tecnologico spagnolo specializzato nello sviluppo di prodotti in plastica e servizi connessi cerca partner per presentare un progetto sul riciclo/ riuso di contenitori bag-in-box per il settore agricolo. Cerca in particolare partner industriali con capacità di riqualificare i contenitori in plastica perché siano adatti all'uso a contatto con alimenti. Rif. HORIZON-CL6-2024-CircBio-02-2. Il progetto preliminare dovrà essere presentato entro il 22 febbraio.

Descrizione

The Spanish R&D technological center is specialised in plastics and footwear is organised in four disciplines: footwear, advanced materials (transformation and compounding), circularity and sustainability and biotechnological research (focused on biodegrable bioplastics production). Its services are focus on plastics laboratory, plastic pilot plan, technical advice, sustainability assessment and digital transformation.

The proposal aims to create and develop at large scale a new circular solution for the plastics value chain, focused on closing the loop by increasing upcycling and recycling rates of post-industrial multilayer bag-in-box streams from the agri-food sector (food contact). Thus, it will highly contribute to achieving the EU Plastics Strategy. The main goal of the solution is to demonstrate the feasibility of the multilayer plastics waste circularity, to efficiently collect, sort and recycle them, converting it back into bag in box that can be reintroduced into the agro-food industry.

This solution could be achieved:

  • Developing an innovative sorting system which classifies the multilayer plastics waste for recycling into high-quality single-material streams.
  • Separating the different materials through innovative technology based on a delamination process capable of separating all existing combinations of materials.
  • Recycling mechanically of each material will be carried out in order to achieve high-quality products to produce bag-in-box again and then reintroduce them into the agri-food sector regarding a circular approach. Since aluminium management as residue waste involves an entirely different value chain, the project will start by removing it from multilayer plastic, and then turning it into a different stream and increasing the critical raw materials circularity.

The project will be submitted to Horizon Europe programme under the topic HORIZON-CL6-2024-CircBio-02-2-two-stage: Increasing the circularity in plastics value chain, on 22 of February for the first stage of evaluation and on 17 september 2024 for the second stage.

Vantaggi / Aspetti innovativi

The role of the partner sought is to repair rigid plastic boxes which are in charge of containing multilayer plastic film from agri-food sector, therefore the process used to repair them must be suitable for food-contact.

Proprietà industriale
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Stadio di sviluppo
Ricerca e sviluppo
Tipo di partnership
Accordo di ricerca e sviluppo
Tipo e dimensione del partner cercato
PMI < 50 - PMI > 50
Specifiche tecniche/ competenze cercate

The role of the partner sought is to repair rigid plastic boxes which are in charge of containing multilayer plastic film from agri-food sector, therefore the process used to repair them must be suitable for food-contact.

Ruolo/ Contributo del partner cercato

The role of the partner sought is to repair rigid plastic boxes which are in charge of containing multilayer plastic film from agri-food sector, therefore the process used to repair them must be suitable for food-contact. The target boxes are mainly made up of HDPE (high density polyethylene) and have a size of 1m3. Once boxes are repaired, end-users will reuse these boxes in a closed-loop application (food-contact). As usual in an Innovation Action, the task developed during the project has to be beyond the state of the art, which means that if the process has some gaps (such as specific break that currently cannot be repaired) or the need for additional steps to adapt to process materials, the project should be used to cover them.

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