We are proud to announce the participation of IMA in the consortium of the Plooto Project Plooto - Product Passport through twinning of circular value chains,funded by the Horizon 2020 program of the European Union within the call HORIZON-CL4-2022-RESILIENCE-01-01 - Circular and low emission value chains through digitalisation (Processes4Planet Partnership) (RIA)..

IMA, a company involved and committed to sustainability, participates by advising and contributing its knowledge in the process of extraction and recovery of rotors and magnets from electronic devices and household appliances that have become waste, which will be used for the production of new permanent magnets.

Plooto is a project coordinated by Gruppo Maggioli involving 20 public and private entities from nine European countries. For more information

This project aims to provide a Circular and Resilient Information System (CRIS) that allows proposing of new solutions with interconnected digital tools to improve the use of secondary raw materials (SMR) along the value chain of the industry itself or in other sectors.

This interconnected digital information system will allow real-time information, tracking and certification of materials and products, decision-making, and monitoring of production processes and supply chains. This will lead to waste reduction, traceability of all secondary raw materials, and the process in each of the services.

The solution will be tested by demonstrating the reduction, reusability, and maximum recycling of waste from three pilot waste recycling plants:

  1. Citrus Waste Processing Pilot Plant Citrus such as orange to recover essential oils (EO) and produce by-products such as animal feed, high-quality molasses for the food industry, and d-limonene for the cosmetics industry.
  2. Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Pilot Plant for the extraction of NdFeB-bonded magnets and Sr-Ferrite magnets, which will be used as SRM in the production of new permanent magnets.
  3. Pilot Plant CFRP Waste for Drones aims to use CFRP waste from the production of new composite materials to be reused in the production of drones.

We are pleased to announce that on 4-5 May 2023, IMA will host the next Kick Off of the Project at its premises to share the progress of the Project and to continue the materialisation of the plan.

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