Holistic AI-based optimization of plastic packaging with recycled content

The KIOptiPack project pursues the goal of enabling a recycled content of at least 30 % in packaging. For this purpose, practice-ready AI-supported tools for successful product design and quality-assured production of plastic packaging with a high recycled content are provided, validated and transferred to the application in an AI application and data space. This will be linked to the formation of a central network platform for value engineering. The project and the tools developed therein involve the entire value chain from secondary raw materials, material and packaging development, the process design, packaging production to waste collection and processing, as well as consumers.

To ensure that the industrially safe use of recycled materials is successful, it is crucial to standardize the material qualities.

DIN is responsible for standardization within the project and, in addition to researching existing relevant standards from the field of Circular Economy for plastic packaging, will transfer the project results to national, European or international standardization.

Together with the K3I-Cycling, the innovation lab KIOpti-Pack forms the AI application HUB on Plastic Packaging with the common goal of closing the value chain of plastic packaging as far as possible.

Project duration

08/2022 - 07/2025

Project partners

  • Infosim GmbH & Co. KG
  • SIMCON kunststofftechnische Software GmbH
  • Ehrenmüller GmbH
  • LyondellBasell
  • Reifenhäuser GmbH  & Co. KG Maschinenfabrik
  • Hochschule Albstadt-Sigmaringen – Sustainable Packaging Institute (SPI)
  • Peerox GmbH
  • Carbon Minds GmbH
  • Pacoon GmbH
  • Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Informationstechnik FIT
  • HiPP GmbH & Co. Vertrieb KG
  • Digimind GmbH
  • FOBOHA (Germany) GmbH
  • RKW SE
  • Fraunhofer-Institut für Verfahrenstechnik und Verpackung IVV
  • Evonik
  • DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V.
  • aiXtrusion GmbH
  • Artificial Intelligence Center Hamburg (ARIC) e.V.
  • Amcor
  • Palaimon GmbH
  • Institut cyclos-http GmbH
  • EDEKA ZENTRALE Stiftung & Co. KG
  • Hochschule Schmalkalden – Angewandte Kunststofftechnik
  • watttron GmbH
  • Werkzeugmaschinenlabor WZL – RWTH Aachen
  • Institut für Technologie- und Innovationsmanagement – RWTH Aachen
  • Apheris AI GmbH
  • Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung (IKV)
  • HITeC e.V.
  • SÜDPACK Verpackungen GmbH & Co. KG
  • Körber Pharma Packaging GmbH
  • Dida Datenschmiede GmbH
  • Universität des Saarlandes - Lehrstuhl für Messtechnik

Project funding

The KIOptipack project has recieved funding form the German Federal Ministry of Education, and Research and FONA - Research for Sustainability.
Funding programme "AI Application Hub Plastic Packaging - Sustainable Circular Economy through Artificial Intelligence". Funding code: 033KI112



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Nico Kimpel

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