The Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. is the leading organisation for applied research in Europe, undertaking contract research on behalf of industry, the service sector and the government. Fraunhofer’s Intitute for Process Engineering and Packaging (Fraunhofer IVV) in Freising, Germany has approx. 300 employees and comprises activities focusing on development of products and processes primarily in the area of food ingredients, food development, functional packaging materials, product safety, food quality, biogenic raw materials as well as plastics recycling. One scientific department of the institute will be actively involved in the project. The department ‘Polymer Recycling’ at Fraunhofer has been founded in 2005 and deals with the separation of pure polymers from plastic containing waste by means of mechanical pre-treatment and solvent based technologies. The latter have been developed at Fraunhofer IVV (CreaSolv® process) and enable the dissolution, separation and recovery of target polymers from complex mixtures. In the past two decades various material streams with varying issues were treated within the scope of numerous projects. The technology was scaled up successfully to TRL 5-9 depending on the respective waste stream and target polymer.