in-built Triggered Enzymes to Recycle Multi-layers:

an INnovation for USes in plastic packaging

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TERMINUS is funded by the European Union under Horizon 2020.
Call: H2020-NMBP-ST-IND-2018
Grant Agreement : 814400

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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.