The essential of the moment
Launch of the POLREC project
The European project POLREC "Supporting a green and resilient Europe through POLymer RECycling" funded by "Euroclusters", of which Polymeris is the coordinator, has started on September 1, 2022.
The objective of the project is double: to enhance the polymer industry’s capacity to reduce the environmental impact of its products while increasing the European strategic autonomy in its supply of raw materials for polymer production.
Launch of the CircVet project
The new CircVet Project starts!
Plastics are an essential part of our daily lives and they are everywhere, being an important catalyst for the progress of humanity. On the other hand, because of the way they are manufactured and used today, they are also responsible for 80% of marine litter and 26 million tons of waste per year. Furthermore, if we could recycle these materials, manufacture them more efficiently and apply circular business models, there would be a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions. These are just some of the reasons why the European Union has opted for a circular economy. (CE) in the plastics sector a centerpiece of its action plan.
Launch of the PLASTICE project
Integrating plastic waste in the circular economy: new project PLASTICE kicks off
Today, only 20% of plastic is recycled but a new EU-funded project – PLASTICE – hopes to improve this figure by introducing valorisation processes aligned with the latest chemical recycling technologies.
A-RING Newsletter N°3
With this third edition of the A-RING newsletter, we are pleased to share with you the highlights of the final event of the project in public, held at the University of Milan on May 31, 2022. The project partners had the opportunity to present the results of the in-depth work carried out over the last three years, while the main stakeholders of the Alpine Space had the chance to discuss together the past and future perspectives of the Intelligent Specialization (S3) Strategies (Research & Innovation) and to explore the possibility to join their efforts for the development of a shared R&I Agenda for the Alpine Space macro-region.
PERCY - Feedback on the collective mission to CANADA
Within the framework of their objective to develop relations with international partners, the 4 European clusters of the PERCY project, including POLYMERIS, organized a collective mission to Canada from May 30 to June 3.
Polymeris was accompanied by the other partners in the PERCY project (Polymer Recycling): Fonden Plast Center Danmark, Denmark, Project Coordinator, Wirtschaftsforderung Raum Heilbron GMBH, Germany and Slovensky Plastikarsky Klaster, Slovakia. They were hosted on site by 3 Canadian clusters and 30 representatives of their members (companies and research centers).
POLYTRONICS, winner of the EDIH call for projects
A project to support the digitalization of polymer materials companies
POLYTRONICS is the winner of the "Initial Network of European Digital Innovation Hubs" (EDIH) call for projects launched by the European Commission to support the digitalization of polymer materials companies
Supported by the Polymeris cluster, POLYTRONICS is one of the 10 French EDIHs selected and funded by the European Commission as part of the "Digital Europe" program. This program aims to strengthen the adoption of digital technologies by companies and to build an ethical and sustainable European vision of the deployment of digital solutions for businesses (Artificial Intelligence (AI), cybersecurity and high performance computing).
The 18 members of the consortium mobilized for the construction of the POLYTRONICS application, as well as the associated partners, are delighted with this announcement which marks the starting point of a new stage in the deployment of the digital roadmap in three regions: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Bourgogne-Franche Comté, Centre-Val de Loire.
A-RING Newsletter N°2
With the second edition of A-RING newsletter we are pleased to further introduce you to the project and its consortium. In this volume, four A-RING project partners are presenting themselves, sharing the most relevant details of their institutions, their role in the project and main activities. The 2nd part of the newsletter is dedicated to an update on what has been achieved within the three A-RING work packages and a highlight of the latest events. Finally, you will find details about the partnership and the website and social media links, for learning in greater detail about ongoing and finalized activities, as well as about news and upcoming project events.
2021 has been an important year for the ELCA network. We have continued with the consolidation of the community by engaging in activities to stimulate cooperation among our members and foster innovation. In this period, the ELCA platform has proved to be a relevant tool to foster innovation campaigns linked to ongoing projects (RIGHTWEIGHT, ELCA COSME, AMULET), as well as to share funding opportunities (Horizon Europe and EIT calls for example) and technology offers among our members.
You want to position yourself on the export market? We can help you !
Do you want to position yourself internationally?
Polymeris, through the International Club, supports you in your export projects in several ways:
1) Trade fairs: we are present at the main events in the sector.
How do we support you?
- On our booth, we prepare the trade fair together.
- Through webinars on trade fairs and country focus to allow you to monitor and identify opportunities.
Announcement of DigiPrime Open calls for SMEs and Expert Evaluators
The H2020 project DigiPrime (www.digiprime.eu) is developing a new concept of Circular Economy digital platform overcoming current information asymmetry among value-chain stakeholders by operating a federated model of digital platforms for cross-sector business in the Circular Economy.
EPOXY resins - Launch of the European project VIABLE
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a commodity chemical produced in large quantities each year worldwide. It is used in the production of epoxy resins and polycarbonates. However, its endocrine disrupting properties and fossil-based composition raise concerns about its environmental impact and health toxicity, as well as its durability.
The VIABLE (Valorization of lignin bIomass into competitive components grAdually replacing BPA in the formuLation of Epoxy resins) project aims to improve the sustainability and environmental impact of epoxy resin manufacturing by reducing the BPA content in epoxy resin formulation by 20-50%.