Starting in July 2018, Adria Mobil has been taking an active part in the project LIFE CEPLAFIB, a European project of transforming plastic packaging and newsprint paper into new high-tech products for the automotive, packaging and construction industries. The project, which is being funded by the European Commission, will last until the year 2021.The key objective of the project is to increase the recycling rate of waste materials by 40%, while at the same time reducing greenhouse gas emissions by the same amount.
The project involves five partners from four European countries: Adria Mobil and Omaplast from Slovenia, Aitiip from Spain, Ecopulp from Finland and ITB Institute from Poland. The Slovenian coordinator of the project is Tecos – the Industrial Association of Toolmakers from Celje, which, in collaboration with Aitiip Technology Centre from Spain, defines the best composite formulations for the production of finished prototype products for both the automotive and packaging sectors. The Grosuplje company Omaplast is participating in the project as the main partner for the establishment of a recycling production line for the processing of plastic waste into polymer granules, while Ecopulp from Finland will cover the regeneration of cellulose fibres from newsprint paper waste and the use of composite material for the needs of the packaging sector. Adria Mobil is taking part in the project as an end user of newly developed material for various applications in the interior design of motorhomes, while the Polish company ITB – the Building Research Institute will try to implement these recycled materials in the construction sector.
On 11 and 12 July 2019, the Industrial Association of Toolmakers of Slovenia (TECOS) coordinated the third meeting of all project partners. On the first day the meeting was organized by Adria Mobil and the purpose of the meeting was to get acquainted with the achievements and results yielded thus far and furthermore, to determine the next steps for the successful completion of the proposed objectives. The following day, the project partners visited the recycling lines of another Slovenian project partner, the OMAPLAST company from Grosuplje, where they learned about the process of recycling waste plastics.