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. As such, MultiCycle will deliver an industrial recycling pilot plant for fossil and bio-based thermoplastic multilayer packaging and fibre reinforced composites using a novel solvent based selective extraction process which allows recovering pure plastics and additives in mixed wastes for their later reprocessing into value-added applications.
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU R&D programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). It brings breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market. MultiCycle is funded under CE-SPIRE-10-2018- Efficient recycling processes for plastic containing materials.
A.SPIRE is the European Association which is committed to manage and implement the SPIRE Public-Private Partnership. It represents innovative process industries, 20% of the total European manufacturing sector in employment and turnover, and more than 130 industrial and research process stakeholders from over a dozen countries spread throughout Europe. SPIRE brings together cement, ceramics, chemicals, engineering, minerals and ores, non-ferrous metals, steel and water sectors, several being world-leading sectors operating from Europe. The mission of A.SPIRE is to ensure the development of enabling technologies and best practices along all the stages of large scale existing value chain productions that will contribute to a resource efficient process industry.
MultiCycle is in line with the SPIRE roadmap and will deliver substantial impacts for a more sustainable plastic processing industry.
Grant Agreement no. 820695.
Ana Maria Lopez Sabiron
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