Knowledge without boundaries: current transnational cooperation projects

The European project IMPACTPapeRec was launched in Valencia in February 2016. The objective of the project is to further increase the separate collection of paper for recycling (PfR) and promote appropriate schemes to avoid landfilling and incineration. The project will last over a period of two years and is financed by the European Union Horizon 2020 programme. It has evolved from a commitment on separate paper collection in the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials “IMPACT – Introduction and Improvement of Separate Paper Collection to avoid landfilling and incineration”.

ACTIPOLY aims to develop a novel fibre-based thermo-formable packaging material for the production of compostable trays for fresh food packaging. Further development steps will include barrier functionalities for moisture and O2 impermeability optimised for thermo-processing and also antimicrobial coatings, both intended to preserve the freshness and edibility of the packed good and thus extending the shelf-life.

CaReWood will introduce an upgrading concept for recovered solid timber as a source of clean and reliable secondary wooden products for the European industry. The project will develop a business model for cascade use of wood recovered from building renovation and demolition, the furniture sector and the packaging and transport industries.

In the project REFFIBRE, tools will be developed for the paper and board industry that can instantly provide the needed information regarding the impact of new production processes, raw material input and product innovations , as well as the influence on the recyclability of the end product. The tools enable paper makers to consider innovations affecting profitability in the value chain. Link to project video

SELECTPERM aims at the systemetiac development of low-cost, environment-friendly packaging that is selectively permeable to oxygen and carbon dioxide. Its permeation properties will be adjustable to the packed food.