CIMPA 5th General Assembly in France

The 5th General Assembly of CIMPA was held on 16-18 October hosted by Leygatech and Barbier in France

The 5th General Assembly of CIMPA, hosted by Leygatech and Barbier, took place on 16,17 and 18 October 2023. This time, CIMPA partners travelled to the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-central France, to meet and discuss the progress of the project. 


As the project moves forward, CIMPA partners will continue their efforts to improve the recycling, decontamination and upgrading of multilayer plastic waste. Updates on the life cycle assessment, food contact, physical and mechanical recycling, among other topics, were presented and discussed.

On 17 October, the CIMPA consortium had the opportunity to visit Leygatech factory, in Yssingeaux, a production site of coextruded films for food and pharma packaging applications. Partners could see the manufacturing process of different barrier films by blown co-extrusion. Moreover, partners also visited Barbier facilities, where post-consumer agricultural plastic waste is recycled and new plastic films are made with high amount of recycled content.