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Enhancing Plastics Circularity

About this event

Plastic materials are abundant in our daily life. Many of these plastic objects have a coating/paint to improve their performance or improve the aesthetics. Unfortunately, these additional layers prevent recycling. Wouldn’t it be nice if we can remove them, allowing us to recycle the plastic material?

Nowadays, a shift toward a circular economy is inevitable, also within the plastics industry. More and more emphasis is put on recycling of plastics, both in industry and research.

Within this free webinar we would like to present you a broader picture of circularity in the EU plastics industry as well as an overview of current plastics recycling processes. Further, technologies to remove coatings/paints from plastics are presented, next to a study on the reprocessing of ABS and ABS/PC materials.


10.00 | Introduction & Welcome 

10.05 | Presentation by AIMPLAS – Q&A

  • Overview plastics recycling
  • Enhancing the recyclability of coated plastic parts in order to contribute the new EU plastic strategy in the circular economy.

10.25 | Presentation by Panasonic

  • Brief information of plastic injection
  • Plastic recycling
  • Panasonic’s policy on recycling.

10.35 | Presentation by Daimler

  • Usage of plastics in transport buses
  • Reason of plastic usage in buses
  • Daimler sustainability vision: the sustainability of resources in Mercedes-Benz Turk facility
  • Mercedes-Benz bus sample part in Decoat: in which automotive parts can this solution be installed? Whether the new type of designed part can be integrated into our vehicles?

10.45 | Presentation by Centexbell

  • Introduction of DECOAT : on the path of plastics circularity

10.55 | Presentation by Rescoll – Q&A

  • Presentation of INDAR primer
  • Potential applications for plastics on others

11.15 | Presentation by CTAG – Q&A

  • Different factors affect the mechanical properties of the recycled material from coated parts; during DECOAT project, we carried out a comprehensive testing campaign to analyze them. This presentation will summarize the results, that show the potential of DECOAT solutions to reach the circularity

This webinar is organised within the framework of the DECOAT project, which has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 814505.


Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Melis Akturk R&D Materials Engineer @ Panasonic

  • Guest speaker
    Vicent Martínez Sanz Senior Reseacher @ Aimplas

  • Guest speaker
    Akın Ozkan Senior Process Manager @ Mercedes-Benz Turk

  • Guest speaker
    Vanessa Ventosinos Louzao Project Management @ CTAG

  • Guest speaker
    Ine De Vilder Research Scientist @ Centexbel

  • Guest speaker
    Guy Buyle Manager EU Research @ Centexbel

  • Guest speaker
    Maxime Olive Innovation and Industrial Property Manager @ RESCOLL


The International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) is a global, independent and non-for-profit association, working in the public interest to promote and develop sustainable waste management and the transition to a circular economy.