Mechanisches Recycling von Kunststoffen: Von Abfall-Kunststoffen zu hochwertigen, spezifikationsgerechten Rezyklaten

Project Description

It is important for Austria to increase the mechanical recycling rate for plastic waste in order to reach the EU targets and to avoid payments for non-recycled packaging plastic waste. The project aims to improve knowledge and skills in the recycling process cycle to achieve policy target rates. There are four main specific objectives, including finding untapped potential for recycling plastics, implementing and testing process steps at laboratory/pilot scale, demonstrating eco-efficient “marketability” of increased recycled plastic volumes, and process scalability. The project aims to enable technical and economic/ecological optimization of the processes through the use of digital technologies and advanced sensor techniques. The main focus is on energy efficiency and the recycling of water and chemicals. The Energieinstitut is working on LCA-oriented process design and legal aspects.

Project Consortium

  1. JKU – Institut für Polymeric Materials and Testing
  2. Energieinstitut an der JKU Linz
  3. Competence Center CHASE GmbH
  4. OSMO Membrane Systems GmbH
  5. GAW technologies GmbH
  6. Altstoff Recycling Austria Aktiengesellschaft
  7. AEE – Institut für Nachhaltige Technologien
  8. Transfercenter für Kunststofftechnik GmbH
  9. O.Ö. Landes-Abfallverwertungsunternehmen GmbH
  10. Montanuniversität Leoben
  11. DI Karl Josef Johann Schnetzinger
  12. Software Competence Center Hagenberg GmbH
  13. Business Upper Austria-OÖ Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH
  14. Alpla Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Co KG
  15. Greiner Packaging International GmbH
  16. EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen Gesellschaft m.b.H.
  17. Saubermacher Dienstleistungs-Aktiengesellschaft
  18. Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH
  19. Starlinger & Co Gesellschaft m.b.H.
  21. JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
  22. Borealis Polyolefine GmbH

Project duration

01.04.2022 - 31.03.2026

Funding provider


Funding program

ENERGIE DER ZUKUNFT, Kreislaufwirtschaft 2021
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Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Energie, Mobilität, Innovation und Technologie
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