Partners

Fraunhofer is the leading organization for applied research in Europe represented by diverse institutes all over Germany with different key research topics. The Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (IVV) focuses its research i.a. on food technology, recycling and environment. It leads the CIRCULAR FoodPack consortium and will develop the recycling technology for PVC floor coverings.

Amcor is a global packaging company with over 250 sites in more than 40 coun-tries. The business develops and produces flexible and rigid plastic packaging, with around 95% of sales made to food, beverage, healthcare, and tobacco pack-aging end markets. Amcor converts raw materials – including polymers, aluminium foil and fibre – into packaging products.

Ghent University is a top 100 university founded in 1817 and one of the major universities in Belgium. The 11 faculties offer more than 100 courses and conduct in-depth research within a wide range of scientific domains. Participating research groups within the CircularFoodPack are the groups STEN (Sustainable Systems Engineering) and LCPE (Laboratory for Circular Process Engineering) from the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering and the group CPMT (Centre for Polymer and Material Technologies) from the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture.

IRIS is an advanced engineering company that was established in Bar-celona in 2007 and specialises in the manufacture and integration of Process Ana-lytical Technology (PAT)-based real-time quality monitoring solutions for the pro-cess industries and IoT systems for smart manufacturing, predominantly targeted at the food, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. In particular, our product line comprises proprietary state-of-the-art IR analysers for at-line and in-line process monitoring.

Polysecure is a technology company with strategic focus on innovative marker materials and their detection. Polysecure has developed and patented Tracer-Based-Sorting (TBS) which is the most realistic sorting technology to efficiently and reliably sort all packaging products and formats according to pre-defined fractions required in a circular economy of plastics.

KREYENBORG has been manufacturing machines for mixing and conveying for over 60 years. We are specialized in innovative solutions for storing, drying, metering and mixing of demanding bulk solids in the plastic, food and chemical industries. One result of our research is related to the infrared technology. This innovative process for the thermal treatment of bulk materials combines heating, drying, crystallization and decontamination of polymers or sterilization, roasting and dry-ing of food in minutes instead of hours, a significant progress in efficiency and quality compared to conventional systems.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is a merger (October 1, 2009) of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH, founded in 1956, and Universität Karlsruhe (TH), founded in 1825. Institute for Microstructure Technology (IMT) – a part of KIT – has expertise gained over many years in the structuring of numerous polymer materials and selected metals down to the nanometer range. In recent years, new re-search areas have been established, including the synthesis of inorganic materials, laser spectroscopy, microsystems technology, nuclear magnetic resonance, and terahertz spectroscopy.

The Société des Produits Nestlé S.A. (SPN), is a technical, scientific, commercial and business assistance company. The units of SPN, specialized in all areas of the business, supply permanent know-how and assistance to operating companies in the Group within the framework of license and equivalent contracts. One of the research directions in the Nestlé Institute for Packaging Sciences is to investigate new mono-material laminates. Several laminate experts in the Institute are fully dedicated to make these developments happen.

Siegwerk is an international, market leading manufacturer of printing inks for packaging of any kind as well as magazines and catalogs. Headquartered near Cologne, Germany, the company is still family-owned. With more than 190 years of experience, Siegwerk commands a profound product knowledge and expertise for many printing methods. As a leading manufacturer of printing inks, Siegwerk provides tailor-made products and solutions in outstanding quality.

Ecozept is a French-Germany based, private market research and marketing consulting agency that is engaged, since its foundation in 2000, in the matter of sustainable agro-food markets. Ecozept is part of an active network of similar agencies, governmental institutions, the agrofood industry (foremost SME) and extension services in Germany and France, but also throughout Europe.

SUEZ Group is one of the European Union’s premier suppliers of environmental services in the waste management and water sectors. In 2015, SUEZ launches a fundamental change in its business model with a position towards the resource’s revolution, to face the big environmental issues for the next decades and especially resources depletion and climate changes. The solutions proposed by the Group cover the complete value chain, producing a secondary raw material of the very highest standard.

NTUA (est. in 1837) is the oldest and most prestigious Institution in Greece in the field of Engineering and Technology. The NTUA team has significant experience in polymer recycling and in process design and development, as well as in the fields of economic and strategic Analysis of Industry, Research, Innovation and Technology, including Industrial Development, Technological Change and related Innovation Policies. In the project it contributes to the development of the process to remove phthalates from PVC and to the optimization of the processes, product quality and process costs.