To develop quality control and quality assurance tools and procedures for plastics recycling processes targeted at food contact applications
The goals of the SuperCleanQ project are to develop quality control, quality assurance tools and procedures for plastics recycling processes targeted at food contact applications. This will 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.
Start Date: November 2011
Finish Date: October 2014
Duration (in months): 36
Lead Partner (Co-ordinator): BPF, UK
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