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  • Fraunhofer CCPE Summit 2023 / 2022

    CANCELLED: First international Fraunhofer CCPE Summit for a circular plastics economy

    Press Release / December 07, 2022

    Under the motto "Get into the loop", an international circular economy community will meet for the first time in Munich on February 8 and 9, 2023, at the Fraunhofer CCPE Summit under the leadership of UMSICHT Institute Director Prof. Manfred Renner. It is the starting signal for an international forum that promotes the exchange of solution ideas and innovations for a circular plastics economy. Program details and a registration form can be found on the website of Fraunhofer CCPE. For about four years, six Fraunhofer institutes have been dedicated in the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Circular Plastics Economy CCPE to the question of how the value chain of plastics can be made circular.

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  • Fraunhofer CCPE at the K trade fair / 2022

    Sustainable plastic packaging, cascading recycling or the degradation behavior of films

    Press release / September 27, 2022

    Since 2018, Fraunhofer CCPE has been researching how the plastics value chain can become circular. At the K trade fair from October 19 to 26, Fraunhofer CCPE will present promising developments for a successful transformation from a linear to a circular plastics economy. In Hall 7, booth number 70SC01-3, interested parties can learn more about, for example, the web-based self-check tool CRL® , a sustainable reusable transport box, cascading recycling, circular product design or the degradation behavior of films.

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  • Fraunhofer CCPE Summit 2023 / 2022

    Fraunhofer CCPE with new director on the way to an international circular plastics economy

    Press release / September 19, 2022

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Renner
    © Fraunhofer UMSICHT/Mike Henning

    More than 350 million tons of plastic are produced worldwide every year, and vast amounts of plastic waste simply end up in the environment. The circular economy offers enormous potential for keeping plastics in the loop and thus conserving resources and the environment. Since 2018, six Fraunhofer institutes in the Fraunhofer CCPE cluster have been researching how to make the plastics value chain circular, and Prof. Manfred Renner has been the new head of the cluster since August 2022. Research results, implementation projects and strategies to accelerate the transformation to a circular plastics economy will be presented by Fraunhofer CCPE at the first international Fraunhofer CCPE Summit on February 8 and 9, 2023 in Munich.

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  • ACHEMA / 2022

    Technical product innovations for a circular plastics economy

    Press Release / July 28, 2022

    The aim of the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Circular Plastics Economy CCPE is to make the plastics value chain circular. Six Fraunhofer institutes are using plastics as an example to research the transformation from a linear to a circular plastics economy. At ACHEMA in Frankfurt, the international trade fair for the process industry, Fraunhofer CCPE will present two technical product innovations and an assessment tool for companies in the Circular Economy from August 22 to 26 in Hall 6.0, Booth A52.

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  • Fraunhofer ICT / 2022

    Reusing odor-contaminated plastics

    Press release / May 02, 2022

    Plastic recyclates, like materials from the recycling bin, often have unpleasant odors due to their composition or due to impurities. This means that they are currently unsuitable for many applications, especially indoors.

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