The Special Journal for Plastics and rubber, the kunststofenrubber published an article about Di-Plast. Read More
Di-Plast - Digital Circular Economy for the Plastics Industry
The digital solutions developed within this project, enable companies to ...
... find suitable recyclate grades for specific products
... improve the quality control during production phase and establish a stable process with high recyclate ratio
... optimize value streams, to forward the plastic material to the costumer
... forecast future quantities and provide a more stable supply of recyclates
Want to know more about Di-Plast? Please contact us!
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Meet us at the following event
[Postponed to 2021] Di-Plast at the PIUS conference (29th and 30th of April 2020)
29-04-2020 - 30-04-2020, Kap Europa, Osloer Straße 5, 60327 Frankfurt am Main
The project team will conduct a workshop on ressourc efficiency within the value chain, presenting the aim and approach of Di-Plast at the PIUS (Production-Integrated Environmental... Read moreView more
Stichting Polymer Science Park
University of Luxembourg
6 Rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi
East Netherlands Development Agency
40 Laan van Malkenschoten
Umwelttechnik BW GmbH State Agency for environmental Technology and Resource Efficiency
Tilburg University (JADS)
Wuppertal Institute for Climate Environment Energy gGmbH
|Wuppertal Institute for Climate Environment Energy gGmbH||
|SKZ-KFE gGmbH||Hermann Achenbachfirstname.lastname@example.org||Germany|
|Stichting Polymer Science Park||Mireille Kinket||M.email@example.com||Netherlands|
|University of Luxembourg||Peter Plapperfirstname.lastname@example.org||Luxembourg|
|East Netherlands Development Agency||Jan Jonkeremail@example.com||Netherlands|
|Umwelttechnik BW GmbH State Agency for environmental Technology and Resource Efficiency||Jonas Umgelterfirstname.lastname@example.org||Germany|
|Tilburg University (JADS)||Martin Atzmulleremail@example.com||Netherlands|
News and Blog
Even the Algemeen Dagblad, one of the big newspapers in the Netherlands reported about Di-Plast. This reflects the high importance of the adressed topics which are of high relevance even for the wider public. Read More
The article in duurzaam ondernemen emphasises the high priority for such a Kind of innovations in order to close the loop. Read More
The dutch kunststof-magazine reports about Di-Plast and states that such a project could be effective as a booster for the plastics industry. We just confirm this assumption. Read More
The regional paper rtvoost published an article about Di-Plast. The opportunity to recycle plastics for high quality applications is a preferable Approach from their point of view. Read More
The Dutch Journal for packaging management releases an article About Di-Plast. They point out that the smart solutions for a circular economy in the packaging sector are promising. Read More
The open call to participate in the Di-Plast pilots is closed. Stay informed about our digital solutions for the plastics industry, developed in the four pilots on the News and Blog site.
Correlation between relevant raw material and properties and product / process requirements
One of the hindrances of using recyclate, according to the results of the Di-Plast survey and expert interviews, is the challenge in finding suitable recyclate grades for specific products. The correlation between product/process requirements is difficult to make, and in most cases field studies need to be carried out in order to validate the material selection. If converters would have a database where this aforementioned correlation is illustrated, it would be less complicated to find suitable recyclate grades. Furthermore, recompounders and material traders could use this tool in order to sell their material more efficiently.
Analysis and advice on quality control improvements during production phase
For stabilizing the process, deep data-based understanding of the process is necessary. By collecting and analysing the data, your company gets an understanding about the process interdependencies, making it possible to find process parameters that enable a stable process with high recyclate ratio and reduced scrap. Furthermore, a detailed data-based description yields a measure for proved quality of process and product, besides a detailed material fingerprint that allows selling the material for a certain purpose.
Collection, evaluation and continuous improvement of product and information flow
VSM will be used to visualize and improve the value streams within the pilot companies. By reducing the idle time, the process time and the lead time through optimized value streams, it is possible to forward the plastic material from one actor to the next one in a quicker way.
Provides forecast of future quantities and more stable supply of recyclates
Based on waste data from companies that are involved in the Di-Plast project, prediction of future waste amounts will be made to enable a constant supply to recyclers. Several predictive models will be deployed and assessed on their prediction accuracy. The model with the highest prediction accuracy is best suited to indicate future waste quantities.
Dr. Hermann Achenbach
Friedrich-Bergius-Ring 22 - 97076 Würzburg - Germany
Phone: +49 931 4104-266
Université du Luxembourg
Campus Kirchberg 6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi - L-1359 Luxembourg
Phone: +352 466 644 5804
Femke de Loos
Polymer Science Park
Ceintuurbaan 15 - 8022 AW Zwolle - Netherlands
Phone: +31 38 8534810
East Netherlands Development Agency (Oost NL)
Laan van Malkenschoten 40 - 7301 BG Apeldoorn - Netherlands
Phone: +31 6 10 80 69 76
The first round of the open call to participate in the Di-Plast pilots is closed and we are currently selecting companies. Nevertheless, if you are interested in participating, please don't hesitat to contact us. Together we will elaborate how your company can cooperate in the Di-Plast project.
Options to be part of the project in the future will be published here.
If you would like to watch the webinar on the Di-Plast toolkit or get information on the Di-Plast pilots (including contact information), please follow the links below.
Previous calls to participate in the Di-Plast Project
The Webinar was hosted on the 12th of December 2019 from 15:00 - 17:00 pm (CET) by our Dutch project partners Jurgen van den Hoogen & Stefan Bloemheuvel, who are affiliated with the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science. Please click here to watch the video. The video contains the following agenda:
00:00 - 08:15 General Information on the Project
08:15 - 37:51 Information on the tools
37:51 - 54:05 Question and Answers
Companies, which would like to increase the amount of recycled materials in their processes and improve the quality in process and product by using digital tools were invited to apply until the 15th December 2019 to participate in the Di-Plast pilot. Within the pilots, companies can directly influence the development of the tools and ensure that the functions of the tools are tailored to their needs.
With our survey we got first insights into the challenges when using recyclate.
The next step are expert interviews in order to get a deeper understanding of the challenges when using recyclate. If you have specific challenges in your value chain while using recyclate, you might be an interesting partner for such an interview. Don't hesitate to contact one of the partners on the landing page that fits best for your convenience. Tell us which tools would help you to improve the uptake of recyclate.
Di-Plast needs participation of related partners from the plastics value chain. Stakeholders from along the value chain are important for the results (and success) of the project. In each phase of the Project inputs from stakeholders influence the progress of Di-Plast and also results from the project can be used by stakeholders in order to improve their use of recycled plastics material.
The next opportunity to be part of it will be our survey regarding the requirements of enterprises that handle plastics material.
The Survey will start in March 2019, so stay in contact or better: if you are interested send an E-Mail to one of the Partners on the startpage.
And there will come many more opportunities to participate for Partner from the NorthWestEurope Area. Feel free to ask.
Here you find sources with information and background about the Di-Plast Project.
Di-Plast in a nutshell
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