Press releases

  • Online-Event Fraunhofer CCPE compact / 2023

    Circular economy in lightweight design - a major challenge

    Press Release / September 05, 2023

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    How can lightweight design become more circular? What role are composites playing in this? And what developments in this field is the Fraunhofer CCPE researching? Sascha Kilian, Head of the Research Department Application and Demonstration at the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Circular Plastics Economy CCPE, answers these questions in a short interview. More information on the state of research in the recycling of lightweight materials awaits interested parties at the online event "Fraunhofer CCPE compact - Materials for the Circular Economy in Efficient Lightweight Design" on October 19 from 2 to 4 pm.

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  • Online-Event Fraunhofer CCPE compact / 2023

    Recyclates in primary material quality - Status and perspectives of advanced recycling

    Press Release / March 08, 2023

    Recycled plastics could already be used to a much greater extent. However, this requires more high-quality recyclates on the market. And these do not only come from material recycling. This is exactly the topic that the next Fraunhofer CCPE compact will address on May 4, 2023, under the motto "Recyclates in Primary Material Quality - Status and Perspectives of Advanced Recycling".

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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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