On 16 December 2017, Lebanese Minister of Industry, Dr. Hussein Hajj Hassan, presented Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) the third place award for recycling nylon filled food packaging waste in the field of materials and nanotechnology at LIRA 13 Forum, Dbayeh Convention Center. The project, backed by INDEVCO, tackles recycling hard-to-recycle food packaging waste and the garbage crisis in Lebanon.
LIRA Program brings together academic and industrial experts to work with and nurture future generation of engineers, researchers, and industrialists.
INDEVCO Partners with USEK for Recycling Food Packaging Waste
INDEVCO partnered with USEK to support student, Kevin Saliba, with his final thesis on recycling hard-to-recycle food packaging waste. Food packaging waste, composed of PP-polypropylene and PA-polyamide polymers origins, comes reinforced with different percentages of glass fibers, resulting in stiff composites for various sectors including automobile.
The six-month project took place under the supervision of USEK instructors from the department of mechanical engineering, Dr. Nemr El Hajj and Dr. Nancy Zgheib, with INDEVCO Flexible Packaging – MED Technical and R&D Senior Expert, Dr. Sylvain Seif.
INDEVCO annually sponsors the LIRA Forum of Technology and Industrial Innovations and supports PhD and Master of Science projects with their final year projects related to production lines. As a diversified manufacturing group, INDEVCO provides support for public and private universities, faculties, and students and signed conventions with 10 universities in Lebanon. INDEVCO’s Industry-University Relations initiative connects students and multinational companies to encourage learning opportunities for scholars in all fields.
The sustainable objective aligns with UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 which ensures inclusive and equitable quality education and promotes lifelong learning opportunities for all. In 2016, INDEVCO sponsored LIRA 12 Forum of Technology & Industrial Innovation, as well as 4 specific LIRA research projects with member company, Phoenix Machinery.
Read more at http://sustainability.indevcogroup.com/social-responsibility/university-relations