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PET-Yield

A new manufacturing method, monitoring platform and material equipment to carry out a more efficient production of plastic bottles, reducing its waste.

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Project "PET-Yield" data sheet

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Coordinator
ACCUCOLOUR LIMITED 

Organization address
address: 2 PARKER HOUSE MYRTLE THE COAST
city: BALDOYLE DUBLIN
postcode: 13
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 Coordinator Country Ireland [IE]
 Project website http://accucolour.com/
 Total cost 71˙429 €
 EC max contribution 50˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.5. (SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Climate action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials)
2. H2020-EU.2.3.1. (Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument)
 Code Call H2020-SMEINST-1-2016-2017
 Funding Scheme SME-1
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-06-01   to  2017-09-30

 Partnership

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    ACCUCOLOUR LIMITED IE (BALDOYLE DUBLIN) coordinator 50˙000.00

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 Project objective

The plastic Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is one of the most used non-biodegradable materials on the planet. In 2010, demand was 12,621,553 tonnes and it is forecast to grow to 23,452,287 tonnes by 2020. This continuous annual growth highlights a devastating problem facing all of humanity. In addition to this increase in the consumption of plastic, and the difficulties of plastic disposal, there is an incapability of plastic manufacturing companies to control the production adequately. In fact, they endure the instability inherently caused by PET raw material variation, the resulting scrap rates, and the low possibility to use recycled material. ACCUCOLOUR reduces these impacts with “PET Plastic Yield”, an advanced product composed of new materials and a new manufacturing process, equipped with constant monitoring. PET Yield enables plastic packaging manufacturers: a higher efficiency in the entire manufacturing process; a 4% reduction in scrap rates, and an increased potential for use of recycled material between 50% (in food packaging) and 100%. Increasing the use of recycled PET and decreasing scrap rates, ACCUCOLOUR will have a substantial impact on the health of the environment, especially on the marine ecosystem in Europe. Further, over 30 positions will be created at ACCUCOLOUR alone, not including indirect growth for customers. ACCUCOLOUR's role in the market will be very strong as it will be physically close to the main potential clients in order to foster face-to-face relationships. During the Phase 1 feasibility study the project will focus on identifying and securing the key partners required for commercialisation, establishing a sound business model and commercialization strategy.

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