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SuperCleanQ project Projekt SupercleanQ

SuperCleanQ project
EC funding for research to develop processes and quality procedures for the valorisation of recycled plastics for food contact applications.

The three-year project, called SuperCleanQ has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme managed by REA – Research Executive Agency under grant agreement no.285889. The project results will accelerate the development of new recycling processes for the wider food contact materials market and provide quality assurance for converters and end-users of recycled products applications for food contact thereby overcoming barriers and expanding this high value recycling market.

The project consists of a twelve-strong consortium that has secured €1,916,300 of EU funding to develop quality assurance tools and procedures for plastics recycling processes targeted at food contact applications. The tools will be applied to a new process for the recycling of coloured and layered PET into food contact applications that cannot be processed by current PET recycling facilities.

The goals of the SuperCleanQ project are to develop quality control and quality assurance tools and procedures for plastics recycling processes targeted at food contact applications to enable SMEs to conform to EC regulations on recycled plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foods.

The tools will be applied to a new process for the recycling of coloured and layered PET into food contact applications that cannot be processed by current PET recycling facilities. The project results will accelerate the development of new recycling processes for the wider food contact materials market and provide quality assurance for converters and end-users of recycled products applications for food contact thereby overcoming barriers and expanding this high value recycling market.

The SuperCleanQ project will also expand the high value market for recycled plastics and help European SME recyclers reprocess plastic waste that is currently being exported.