Approach & Methodology
The SURPASS project’s general objective is to equip European SMEs with a digital guiding tool that will impart knowledge and provide SSRbD Assessment & guidance to support them in their development of new polymers.
The tool will be fed by results from the three case studies related to strategic sectors representing 70% of European plastic demand and having a large environmental impact. To meet its ambitious global objective, SURPASS encompasses four specific objectives (SO) listed below:
SO1: Develop new SSRbD plastic systems to significantly reduce environmental impact while achieving the same performance compared to conventional materials in the three targeted sectors.
SO2: Optimize reprocessing technologies adapted to new SSRbD polymeric systems to support achievement of recyclability targets, aiming highest potential value chain for the recycled materials.
SO3: Provide a SSRbD Assessment (SSRbDA) guidance accessible to non-expert users and applicable through the digital infrastructure developed during the course of the project.
SO4: Tailor a digital infrastructure to the needs of material designers, formulators and recyclers enabling the design of SSRbD polymeric material, operating over the plastic’s entire life cycle.