The circular economy is one of the cluster's three priority strategic areas
These priority areas have been selected to meet the global challenges of the digital and ecological transition, by facilitating the development of smart, safe and sustainable products.
The Polymeris cluster provides support and guidance to help French companies establish their position in the ecological transition and circular economy. These actions include targeted monitoring of calls for projects, providing advice on drafting European applications and offering opportunities for networking and sharing of experience. Companies are also given access to the cluster’s extensive network of partners in France and Europe, and thus can organise competitiveness consortia and offer innovative solutions.
What are the priorities for Phase V?
Develop new recycled and/or biosourced raw materials from post-consumer or industrial waste.
Discover some of the projects supported by the cluster. These actions meet objective 3 of the France 2030 plan "Decarbonize our industry by reducing our GHG emissions by 35%".
Mechanical and chemical recycling
Development of new technologies for separating materials from end-of-life products through both mechanical and chemical recycling.
New sorting routes
More accurate sorting and better efficiency with new capacity installations (e.g. by triboelectricity).
Recycling of composites
Collaboration with other clusters (Team2, AV) to promote the knowledge and deployment of new industrial sites.
Research of new solutions
In connection with the regulatory aspects of EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) for example: solvolysis, particularly concerning products made of composite materials.
Decarbonizing through the development of new mobilities
Discover some of the projects supported by the cluster. These actions are in line with objectives 4 and 5 of the France 2030 plan: "Produce nearly 2 million electric and hybrid vehicles by 2030" and "Produce the first low-carbon aircraft".
Our members are and are becoming key players in the challenges of new hybrid, electric or hydrogen vehicles.
Development of materials required for hydrogen storage tanks with notable focus on membranes (liners), structural parts (Hexcel), as well as transport or sealing systems (RAIGI), or bipolar plate exchangers (Clayens);
The composite industry makes a significant contribution to the lightening of vehicles and therefore to the reduction of CO² emissions
The cluster's key actions
These actions meet objective 3 of the France 2030 plan "Decarbonize our industry by reducing our GHG emissions by 35%".
European S3 Congress on the Circular Economy for Polymers
The Plastic Congress “S3 - Safe, Smart, Sustainable” brings together academic actors, industrialists, technical centers to address the topics of sustainable, smart, and safe plastics.
A joint action of Polymeris and the Axelera competitiveness cluster: highlighting the members of the plastic recycling value chain (creation of actor files and consolidation of a directory which will be put online on the websites of the clusters); organization of a recycling conference; encouraging the emergence of structuring projects.
DIS 30 platform
Technology platform dedicated to plastics processing for sustainable, intelligent, and safe plastics by 2030. The platform is the result of a reflection on the circular economy, and its objective is to support companies specializing in packaging in carrying out their R&D projects.
Our European projects in circular economy
You wish that Polymeris accompanies you (Assembly, labeling, opportunity analysis...)? Polymeris is strongly involved in European projects on the themes of circular economy, bio-sourced materials and lightweighting.
- Cross-sectoral platform for data exchange and the creation of circular value chains.
- To develop the most complete, free and tailor-made training in Circular Economy for plastics at European level.
- New technologies to integrate plastic waste into the circular economy.
- Designing epoxy resins by partially replacing BPA with a lignin-based biomass.