GAIKER-IK4 is a Technological Centre devoted to the technological innovation. From its beginnings in 1985, it uptakes, develops and transfers technology to the industry. In the Environment and Recycling Area and regarding Environmental Management, it analyses the sustainability of processes, products (ecodesign) and services throughout the entire lifecycle, by applying methodologies such as environmental (LCA), economic (LCC) and Social (SLCA) Life Cycle Analysis.
In the field of Recycling, it works on the treatment of streams of materials from post-consumption waste of all origins and industrial scarps. In the field of Energy Recovery, it develops ad hoc processes to obtain refuse derived fuels and also develops processes for the feedstock recycling of plastics or to obtain biofuels from renewable sources.
In the Plastics and Composites Area the high level of scientific-technological knowledge and the experience acquired over more than 30 years, enables it to undertake R&D projects in the field of Thermoplastic Materials, Thermoset Materials and their composites. It works on the selection, formulation and modification of these, on their processing and characterization, as well as on the design and production of prototypes.
GAIKER will be responsible of WP3 and participate in WP2, WP4, WP5, WP6 and WP7. Its role in the projects is to design and implements a recycling system and to upgrade and characterise the recycled pellets obtained at lab and at pilot scale for prototypes validation. GAIKER will also lead Task 5.1 for technical assessment of the overall collection and recycling process and for the developed products. GAIKER will be responsible for the development of the project video.