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Multidisciplinary consortium - 10 partners - 5 countries.

ISOPREP is a multidisciplinary consortium represented by 10 partners across 5 different European countries.  The project is coordinated by TWI Ltd (Cambridge, United Kingdom), supported by the European Union Horizon2020 programme, within the "Efficient Recycling Processes for Plastics Containing Materials" call.

TWI is one of Europe’s foremost independent not-for-profit research and technology organisations, employing over 700 people with an annual turnover in excess of €70 million. Based near Cambridge since 1946, TWI works across all industry sectors with expertise in key aspects of materials and materials joining. TWI provides industry with technical support in joining, coating and associated technologies through information, advice and technology transfer; consultancy and project support, contract R&D and training, qualification and personal membership.

TWI´s mission is to provide Members and stakeholders with authoritative and impartial expert advice, knowhow and safety assurance through engineering, materials and joining technologies.

ARCTIC (Advanced Resins and Coatings Technologies Innovation Centre) is one of the innovation centres between London South Bank University and TWI, and is located at the TWI headquarters in Cambridge. ARCTIC has been created to carry out fundamental research and development in the field of novel polymer recycling technologies together with advanced functional materials. The mission of ARCTIC is to establish a world-class research centre offering high-quality research with an industrial focus, in a creative and innovative environment.

Floteks was established in 1983 as a fully integrated Rotational Moulding production plant located in Bursa/Turkey, the heart of Turkish Automotive Industry. Floteks, an SME with 160 personnel, employs 17 engineers and 23 technicians in order to maintain its leading position for designing, manufacturing moulds, producing automotive technical parts and researching/ innovating in its separate R&D department with a modern laboratory as well as a quality control lab, enabling customers all around the world to use safer, lighter, durable plastic articles. 70% of the production is for top OEMs of the automotive industry, as a first Tier producer for vehicles, infrastructure, municipalities, FMCG and storage.

The company has been the coordinator in 2 EU projects and partner in 3 others. Floteks has a production capacity of up to 4000 tons of plastics per year; compounding, pulverising and also producing plastic parts from 350 grams to 700 kilograms.

Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. The research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. At present, the Fraunhofer maintains 72 institutes and research units. The primary focus of the Fraunhofer IBP’s work is on research, development, testing, demonstration and consulting in the various specialist areas of building physics and environmental engineering.

The institute employs life cycle engineering methods to analyse the potential environmental, social and technical impacts of products, services and processes. This enables Fraunhofer IBP to evaluate and make lasting improvements towards sustainability and to foster innovation processes.

The Institute for Process and Particle Engineering consists of five independent research areas, each committed to high-level basic and applied research:

• Pharmaceutical Engineering and Particle Technology

• Mechanical Process Engineering

• Process Evaluation

• Energetic Biomass Utilization

• Zero Emissions Techniques and Systems

Our research covers the areas of pharmaceutical product and process development, particle manufacturing and flow processes, sustainable regional development, thermal biomass utilization and sustainable energy on the basis of renewable resources. We see ourselves as interface between nature, engineering sciences, society and economics and are very much aware of our responsibility for future generations - the human being is always in the focus of our research.

Our close cooperation with industry, as well as academic and non-academic research institutions offers young scientists a highly interdisciplinary research environment. Congresses and workshops, frequently organized by us, provide a unique platform to communicate key results to an international scientific community, and often lead to new cooperations with research institutions and industry.

Sabanci University (SU) is internationally recognized as one of the most innovative and research-oriented universities in Turkey. SU’s international recognition is granted by Times Higher Education Rankings. Founded as a part of SU in 2016, the "Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Research and Application Center, SU-IMC" is an industrial-scale research and technology development facility aiming to help all sectors in the field of polymeric composite materials and manufacturing technologies as well as providing an environment to support component design, manufacturing, assembly and process prototyping. It also acts as an incubation center for commercialization opportunities in composite manufacturing technologies.

SU-IMC serves stakeholders throughout different stages of the R&D cycle depending on the customer’s requirements, encompassing basic research, prototyping and pilot production. The facilities include: Prepreg Production Lines, Composite Reinforcement R&D Centre, Wet Chemistry Laboratory, Material Characterization Laboratory, Polymer Processing Laboratory, Micro Nano Manufacturing Laboratory, Advanced Composite Laboratory, Mechanical Characterization and Non-destructive Testing Laboratory, Clean Room and Autoclave.

Rotajet Systems Limited is a UK based manufacturer of washing and separation systems, specializing in four specific markets.

• Plastic washing and recycling machinery, from small pilot lines to large integrated plastic washing and recycling machinery (

• Container washing machinery: manufacturing container recycling machinery enabling the reuse of drums and IBC (

• Atex solvent based washing machinery: solvent washing machinery for us the surface coatings industry (

• Degreasing machinery: Industrial washing and surface pre-treatment machinery, used in a wide selection of industrial applications ( Rotajet machinery is supplied worldwide, and serviced from the UK or local approved partners.

Bioniqs Ltd. is a UK-based technology start-up company focussed on developing and commercializing its IP portfolio in the field of ionic liquids (ILs). The company owns patents, software and know-how relevant to the use of ILs as solvents for a variety of commercial applications, with specific emphasis on the dissolution and recycling of polymers. Although only recently re-established, Bioniqs core technology and IP originates from a previous company of the same name trading between 2004-09, which developed processes for the solvent-based recycling of a number of polymers including PP, HDPE, PVC and cellulose.

The IP portfolio and technology platform of the original Bioniqs, along with the name, branding and other assets, were purchased by the founder and the company was re-established in spring 2018. Located in Nottingham, Bioniqs primarily offers technical consultancy and licencing services but is also actively involved in the commercialization of a solvent-based recycling process for textile polymers.

Axion Recycling Ltd was founded in 2001 to develop and operate innovative processing solutions to recover value from waste resources. The company provides circular economy consultancy services and operates a state of the art Automotive Shredder Residue (ASR) sorting and plastics recycling facility.

Axion provides consultancy services to facilitate the development of new processing and collection methods in response to increased demand from clients within the materials recycling and resource recovery sector. Axion has successfully delivered an extensive range of practical recycling and process development trials, research projects, market analysis and feasibility studies to a wide variety of clients in both the private and public sectors. Axion are also experts in setting up specialist collection schemes, to collect materials for recycling that would otherwise be destined for landfill.

CENTI, the Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials, is a private, non-profit research institute, placed in Portugal, equipped with cutting-edge technology and conducting world-class R&D. CeNTI provides, in a business to business approach, applied R&D, engineering and scaling-up production of innovative functional & smart materials and devices.

CeNTI’s mission is to guide RTD activities through industry-driven solutions, with the aim at contributing to the evolution of the Industry through development of micro/nanotechnologies and functional/smart materials, and by means of knowledge creation and diffusion, promotion of technology integration and development of technological intervention strategies.

Currently, CeNTI has been involved in more than 170 industry driven projects (financed by European and national programs or directly by industry), has 28 active patent families (as owner, co-owner or staff inventor), counts with around 85 scientists and engineers of different backgrounds in about 2600 m2 labs and process facilities.