in-built Triggered Enzymes to Recycle Multi-layers:
an INnovation for USes in plastic packaging
TERMINUS is funded by the European Union under Horizon 2020.
Grant Agreement : 814400
What is TERMINUS?
TERMINUS addresses the challenge of unlocking recycling and reuse of flexible multi-layer and multi-compounds packaging.
Known for its invaluable properties, multi-layer packaging is widely used in many applications. However, its complex structure poses difficulties in conventional recycling processes.
TERMINUS aims at unlocking the recycling of such packaging via a range of smart enzyme-containing polymers with triggered intrinsic self-biodegradation properties.
These polymers act as adhesives or tie layers in the design and manufacturing of multi-layer plastics for food and non-food applications.
Increasing the recyclability of multi-layer packaging will significantly aid the efforts of reaching the European plastics and packaging recycling targets, as well as contribute towards the establishment of a circular economy for packaging.