Research Projects

In order to act as a thought leader on the subject of sustainability, we are in constant exchange with partners from industry and research. We are involved in various national and international projects.

Information on some of our current projects can be found below:

ReWaste F - Recycling und Verwertung von Abfällen für die Zukunft (April 2021 - März 2025)

Rewaste F is an Austrian Comet K research project funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) with a total of 18 project partners from research and industry. The focus is on the development of an “intelligent waste factory” for the treatment of future waste streams such as (bio)waste plastics and hazardous waste streams. In addition to technology and digitization developments, the project also deals with waste management potentials.


Facts Matter (November 2020 - December 2021)

Facts Matter is a data collection project for a material flow study of plastics in Austria. In this project, denkstatt, a consulting company in the field of environment and sustainability, together with the Vienna University of Technology and Conversio Market & Strategy GmbH, is conducting a market analysis to create the basis for an objective, fact-based discussion on plastics.

Pack2theLoop (April 2021 - March 2024)

The industry project Pack2theLoop closes the plastic cycle for packaging in Austria. The aim is to develop quality-assured recyclates from post-consumer packaging for reuse as packaging in Austria. The demonstration of closed value-added loops is based on two concrete use cases, for plastic bottles made of polyethylene and polypropylene and plastic cups made of polypropylene and polystyrene.

Pet2Pack (July 2020 - June 2023)

The Pet2Pack project involves 30 participants along the entire value chain. The aim is to develop a closed-loop system for PET molded body packaging in Austria in the food and non-food sectors. For this purpose, various aspects of the PET cycle are being examined, from sorting, recycling, analytics, design 4 recycling to proof-of-concept and ecological evaluation.

Holy Grail 2.0

Holy Grail 2.0 brings together more than 85 companies and organizations from across the packaging value chain with an ambitious goal. The initiative’s goal is to prove the feasibility of digital watermarking technologies for accurate sortation at industrial scale. This digital technology can enable better sorting and high-quality recycling rates for packaging in the EU to drive a true circular economy.



The Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging (CEFLEX) initiative is a coalition of over 160 European companies, associations and organizations representing the entire flexible packaging value chain. Working together, it improves the performance of flexible packaging in the circular economy – with the goal of making all flexible packaging circular by 2025.


RevolPET of the company Rittec GmbH deals with the chemical recycling of PET to produce PET in virgin material quality. A technology is being developed for this as part of the “Plastics in the Environment” funding measure through a research and development project supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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