MERLIN project presented at the Summer School & Training Session in the framework of “Repair3D

On September 13th & 14th , a Summer School & Training Session (SS/T) in the framework of "Recycling and Repurposing of Plastic Waste for Advanced 3D Printing Applications" (Repair3D) Project funded by the Horizon 2020 Program took place in Athens (Greece). MERLIN project was presented among five other EU projects. Mr. Marjan Ranogajec (EuPC Project

2022-10-05T15:36:37+00:00October 5th, 2022|


CEA-Liten is a major European research institute and a driving force behind the development of the sustainable energy technologies of the future. The institute is spearheading the EU’s efforts to limit dependency on fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in three key areas: renewable energy, energy efficiency/storage and development of materials. The only European

2022-09-29T16:06:48+00:00September 29th, 2022|

Indorama Ventures in MERLIN

About Indorama Ventures Indorama Ventures Public Company (IVL) is a global sustainable chemical manufacturing company, headquartered in Thailand with 26,000+ employees in 34 countries, 136 operational sites and a consolidated revenue of $14.6B (2021). The Rotterdam location produces terephthalic acid (PTA) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and serves many customers active in the packaging industry. Indorama

2022-09-26T09:08:22+00:00September 26th, 2022|

Ioniqa in MERLIN

Ioniqa ( is a cleantech company specialized in depolymerization of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) polyester waste into virgin-like monomers. PET is a plastic that is widely used for water and soft drink bottles, food packages, clothing and carpets. With the production of pure PET-monomers, Ioniqa’s process can be repeated endlessly with no degradation in final PET

2022-08-23T14:05:43+00:00August 23rd, 2022|


Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (UNIBO) contributes to MERLIN with the effort of researchers belonging to the Department of Chemistry “G. Ciamician”, operating mainly in the Ravenna Campus in the Environmental Sciences Lab “R. Sartori” ( The team is composed of organic chemists and environmental scientists with strong expertise in Green and Sustainable chemistry,

2022-07-26T15:49:45+00:00July 25th, 2022|


Nowadays in Europe, only 42% of plastic packaging is recycled. From the total of plastic packaging currently produced, 17% is multi-layer material which is difficult to recycle. On one hand, in sorting plants, current technologies can only identify their superficial layer. On the other hand, once it has been sorted and classified, its recyclability relies

2022-07-18T15:31:33+00:00July 18th, 2022|

MERLIN at IndTech 2022

From 27 to 29 June 2022, MERLIN will participate in the Conference on Industrial Technologies IndTech2022, that will take place in Grenoble, France. The Conference on Industrial Technologies IndTech2022 aims at improving visibility of industrial technologies, identifying policy options and priorities, sharing of information and comparison of points of views, as well as a space

2022-06-22T11:15:57+00:00June 22nd, 2022|

MERLIN on the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform

MERLIN is now officially present, as Good Practice, on the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform. A joint initiative by the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee, the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform is a virtual open space whose aim is to promote the transition to a circular economy by facilitating policy dialogue

2022-06-14T14:44:57+00:00June 14th, 2022|

ROVIMATICA is Working on the Plastic Waste Sorting in the MERLIN Project

ROVIMATICA is currently working on the development of an AI based camera system that can distinguish between rigid and flexible plastic waste. The company is also working on robotic solution to collect the sorted materials from the conveyor line, at the recycling plant. Concerning the visual sorting of the materials, ROVIMATICA is developing an inline

2022-05-24T09:26:53+00:00May 24th, 2022|


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