Background

Plastics deliver value through convenient, versatile and lightweight consumer products and advanced performance in high end applications, but our current single-use, linear consumption model is broken. In line with the 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.

Key project: MultiCycle

MultiCycle is an Innovation Action that will deliver an industrial recycling pilot plant for thermoplastic based multi-materials using the patented CreaSolv® process as a key enabling step towards the realization of a circular plastics economy. It will demonstrate the shift to a circular economic model in two important industrial segments; multilayer packaging/flexible films and fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites in the automotive sector.

Launched to provide impact and dissemination support for MultiCycle, the Circular Plastics Helix is a virtual community of experts in the circular economy and plastics. It is led by AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre in Spain with 30 years of experience in the plastics industry, providing solutions to companies throughout the value chain, from raw material manufacturers to plastic processors, end users and recyclers.

The MultiCycle project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 820695 🇪🇺

Organisations

  • IRIS
  • Britest
  • AIMPLAS
  • Amcor Group GmbH
  • Axia Innovation
  • Vertech Group
  • Centexbel
  • LÖMI GmbH
  • International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV
  • Farplas Otomotiv
  • Tofas
  • Inlecom Systems
  • Crowdhelix
  • ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd
  • SILON s. r. o.
  • Bond-Laminates GmbH
  • GBP Metal Group SL
  • Coca-Cola European Partners

Projects

  • MULTICYCLE

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