• IPPT_TWINN: Reinforcing the scientific excellence and innovation capacity in polymer processing technologies of the Faculty of Polymer Technology


<strong>Project financing value:</strong> 1.188.125 € Project financing value: 1.188.125 €
<strong>Duration of project:</strong> January 2023 - December 2025 Duration of project: January 2023 - December 2025


The project conducted on the basis of the Grand Agreement for an Action with multiple beneficiaries within the Horizon Europe Framework Programme and the Twinning (HORIZON-WIDERA-2021-ACCESS-03) call, project number 101079051.


Global annual consumption of plastics is expected to increase from the current 368 million tons (2019) to 1.1 billion tons in 2050. However, this growth also poses some dangers, such as the increasing amount of plastic waste and a rise in CO2 emissions. One of the ways to tackle these problems is to produce more durable products and to use processing technologies that generate less waste. The IPPT_TWINN project addresses both methods, as more durable products can be manufactured through a better understanding of processing methods and waste can be reduced through the application of new technologies and better waste management.

The main objective of IPPT_TWINN is to increase the knowledge of polymer processing at FTPO. This will be achieved both through joint scientific work with 4 partners from 4 EU countries, covering several advanced processing techniques and through the organization of a series of events such as workshops, summer schools, expert visits, etc.

However, the project is organized in such a way that not only FTPO, but all four partner institutions will make progress in this area. Although partners knowledge largely overlaps, each is a specialist in a particular field, and together they represent a concentration of knowledge in the whole field of modern polymer processing.

The proposed joint research work will improve the research excellence and innovation capacity of researchers at FTPO that will result in more scientific publications in high-impact journals. This will make FTPO more attractive as a partner also for other educational and research institutions. Industry representatives will also be invited to the events to be organized, which will increase the visibility of all partners in the business sector and strengthen cooperation. Last, but not least, one of the main goals of the project is to train researchers, especially the young ones, how to find suitable calls, right partners and to prepare and manage excellent project proposals.


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12th IPPT-TWINN WORKSHOP: Workshop on challenges, trends and solutions in recycling materials
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12th IPPT-TWINN WORKSHOP: Workshop on challenges, trends and solutions in recycling materials

The 12th workshop took place in Centro Cultural La Corrala, Madrid, Spain as the final conference of three BBI-JU-funded projects (Bizente, Enzycle, and Recover). The title of the event was Three Bio Paths, One Solution for Plastics. In the first part of the conference, all three projects and key results were presented and a comparison of enzymatic, chemical, and thermal recycling was made. Before lunch and poster sessions, there was time for urgent questions of participants. After lunch, all conference participants joined the discussion on three different topics (enzymes, recycling process and reuse and upcycling opportunities),  after the discussion hosts presented the results and ideas of participants on all three topics. After coffee break participants of the conference got a look in connection of results and the application of results in industry and in the afternoon everyone had a chance to join the Madrid city tour and in the evening a conference dinner took place in La Pecera, where participants could get to know each other more and find new ideas for cooperation.  The second day of the conference started with the speakers presenting future perspectives on enzymatic degradation and connecting this topic with European politics and policy. The last part of the conference was synergy sessions, where other projects dealing with enzymatic degradation and upcycling of bioplastics for food packaging were presented. In the end of the conference, lunch was provided and conference participants had another chance for networking and finding new ideas for cooperation.

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