The consortium of 5 partners, each expert in their own domain, disposes of all expertise required to develop in a multi-disciplinary approach an effective plastic waste collecting system of which the efficiency can be measured and proofed with undisputable data.

IMDC Fraunhofer MULTI.Engineering Schottel Soliton


IMDC, the project coordinator in the DeMARC project, is an international engineering and consultancy company located in Antwerp in the field of natural waters. It has extensive experience in coordinating European research projects, long tradition in numerical modelling of inland waters, estuaries and shelf seas, and in CFD modelling for hydraulic, dredging and offshore applications.


Within Fraunhofer, Europe´s largest application-oriented research organization, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS) is concerned with the development of materials, technologies, and components in the field of advanced ceramics. Since 2014, they have been working in the field of microplastics regarding their weathering, transport and fate. has 25 years of experience in providing specialist services to the Maritime and Offshore market. MULTI supports shipyards and ship owners with the concept development, design and engineering of newbuilding or conversion projects and help ship operators during the life cycle management of their fleets. believes in a strong economic future for Europe. A healthy economy is the foundation for our society’s prosperity. Innovation and entrepreneurship are the ‘engine’ for this sustainable economic growth.

Schottel Hydro

SCHOTTEL Industries is an industrial holding company with activities in the areas of marine propulsion systems, gearbox technology, automation technology and renewable energies. SCHOTTEL Industries is owned by the descendants of the founder of SCHOTTEL GmbH as well as by the Norwegian company Frydenbø Group AS. The Group currently comprises four companies and a total of around 1,200 employees. SCHOTTEL´s activities in instream energy began with the development and manufacturing of the controllable pitch hub and slow speed shaft system for tidal energy purposes.


Founded 1990 Soliton is many years active in the Laser and Analytics field. Starting initially as a distributor for laser and measurement techniques in the research market today Soliton offers a broad range of products and services for the industry. Over the years the Soliton team has developed many skills to adapt existing technologies to various applications and can offer special solutions to customers. There is a lot of know how available especially in molecular spectroscopy like Raman, CARS, IR, NIR.