Design and manufacturing of a novel Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Film for the construction industry, using recycled agricultural plastic waste (APW)

Host Organisation: Elysee Irrigation Ltd
Partner Organisation(s): PA 1: Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment PA 2: Frederick Research Center
Project Budget: 264.410,00 €
IDEK Funding: 199.628,50 €

The project aims to the design and manufacturing of an innovative, environmental friendly and economically viable Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) film (Recy-Film) for applications in the construction industry. The main innovation and environmental aspect of the proposed product is the raw material to be used, which will be recycled agricultural plastic waste (APW), delivering a green building material which can be considered for green public procurements. The main beneficiary of the product is Elysee Irrigation Ltd, the largest manufacturer and supplier of plastic systems for agricultural, domestic and public use in Cyprus. Recy-Film will essentially replace the existing LDPE film product of Elysee, whose current production line uses virgin, fossil fuel-based materials