Category "News"

10Nov

TNO presents PLAST2bCLEANED at EMPACK

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EMPACK, the largest trade fair in the Benelux in the field of packaging technology, hosted in September 17 a presentation where the PLAST2bCLEANED technology was explained.

Mark Roelands, Senior Scientist for Process technology at TNO, showcased the Circular Challenges of Plastics Packaging, where he described sorting and mechanical recycling of plastic waste streams, chemical depolymerization, thermal-chemical processes such as pyrolysis and gasification or physical recycling, among others.

You can check his presentation here.

20Oct

PLAST2bCLEANED webinar: quick assessment of SoC

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Last October 9, PLAST2bCLEANED held an internal webinar as part of work package 4 Performance testing of process and products, led by Coolrec.

During the session, the PRE-1000-1 method was presented by Patrick de Kort, Regulatory Affairs Manager for Plastics Recyclers Europe and author of the method and was later discussed among partners.

This method represents a quick scan to assess and quantify the presence of substances of concern (SoC) in a recycled plastic. It is a considerable step forward to close the regulatory gaps mentioned in the project literature about limitations, barriers, and standards for using recycled polymers.

9Oct

TNO presents PLAST2bCLEANED at Plastics Congress S3

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Last October 8, Esther Zondervan-van den Beuken, Program Manager Circular Plastics at TNO presented the PLAST2bCLEANED project as part of the Plastics Congress S3.

During the presentation, Esther showcased the project scope, impacts, consortium, and progress to date.

2020 edition of the Plastics Congress S3 was hold online devoted to the field of the eco-plasturgy and aiming at showcasing the technology and business opportunities developed globally in terms of eco-design, biopolymers and recycling.

1Jul

PLAST2bCLEANED celebrates its first anniversary of research!

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For two days, June 23 and 24, the PLAST2bCLEANED consortium partners were reunited in an online meeting to discuss about the achievements to date and the next foreseen actions.

Gaiker, company responsible for the preprocess: sensing and sorting, presented, among other points, the equipment they are using in the laboratory, already set up and calibrated: the RAMAN spectrometers.

TNO, as leaders for the Process development: dissolution and recovery, explained that they have already defined the reference samples; they have established the experimental procedure and recovered products analysed​ and they also investigated the first filtration characteristics.

From their part, Fraunhofer ICT is just starting with the Process system integration and scaleup expected from this month 12.

Coolrec, as leaders of work package 4 related to performance testing of process and products, explained that they have established  the procedure for X-ray fluorescence: sampling and testing​, their chemical analysis was chosen for the assessment of different parameters as well, and the target for upgrade defined.

Regarding the environmental and economic assessment, also carried out by TNO, a first screening life cycle assessment was performed.

Sustainable Innovations was in charge of presenting the advancement in terms of the Key Performing Indicators established at the beginning of the project for dissemination and they also organized a workshop to explore the possible exploitation routes and target markets.

Finally, TNO presented the updates regarding the management and coordination of the project and the status of the ethics requirements.

Juchheim, ICL Group, Electrolux, and Elix Polymers also participated actively in the discussions as consortium partners.