MERLIN 1st Packaging Club meeting

How to recycle 100,000 tons of rigid multi-layer trays in Germany? How can we increase the recycling quality and rate of multi-layer packaging? Are new technologies on waste sorting, layer separation, and material recovery suitable for the waste management sector in Germany? Industry experts discussed these questions in a multi-stakeholder workshop in Cologne in November

2022-12-06T15:54:49+00:00December 6th, 2022|

MERLIN presented at AMI Multilayer Flexible Packaging conference

The 14th edition of ​Multilayer Flexible Packaging took place on 15 - 17 November 2022 at the Hilton Vienna Park Hotel, in Vienna, Austria. The three-day agenda covered the latest technical developments and market trends in this dynamic sector and provided a unique opportunity to hear from a panel of international experts on the latest trends,

2022-12-14T15:48:44+00:00November 21st, 2022|


From 8 to 11 November 2022, MERLIN has participated to ECOMONDO 2022, in Rimini, Italy. More precisely, MERLIN has be presented on 8 November, at the Cluster Meeting: Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe projects contributing to the EU Plastic Strategy organized by REA, from 14:00 pm to 16.30 pm, in Sala Ravezzi 1 Hall Sud. Furthermore, MERLIN has been present on 9

2022-12-14T15:28:39+00:00November 10th, 2022|

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|


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