Spanish plastics center AIMPLAS says that the European DAFIA Project, which aims to recover municipal solid waste and marine rest raw materials from the fishing industry, has resulted in flame retardants, sustainable barrier packaging, edible coatings and chemical substances that can be used to produce new plastics from renewable resources.

According to the organization, the additives can be used in the automotive industry to increase the flame retardancy of polyamides with components that provide an alternative to halogenated flame retardants.

This project was funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

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