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Material made of 100% post-consumer recycled rubber granules made from end of life tires. It is used in the production of rubber products or in floorings and substrates for sports facilities. Is available in dust and granule sizes.
Plywood panel made of outer faces peeled exotic Ilomba with poplar inner-layer. Outer faces with longitudinal grain. Versatility, high uniformity of the surfaces.
It is an ideal support for the coating with many decorative materials and forms as a component in the realization of many composites.
Honeycomb board is given a clean surface which is easy to finish. Depending on requirement and the desired effect, the lamination can be implemented with different papers, foils and fleeces. It can even be bonded easily to other covering materials such as metal or wood products. It is popularly utilised in display and exhibition stand construction but also as packaging.
Composite material made of 30-50% post-industrial recycled fir wood flour and polypropylene. It has been studied and created with the main purpose of obtaining finished products with different characteristics from the traditional thermoplastic materials, both for aesthetic and tactile feeling, and at the same time workable with the same technologies for extrusion and injection moulding.
Material made of recycled rubber made from used tires, selected granulometry, agglomerated with polyurethane resin and with the addition of pigments for coloring amalgam. It is used as anti-slip flooring.
Panel composed of Birch, Beech, Oak, Pine, Ocoumé, Poplar, Deal wood veneers, glued onto one side of a wood felt layer of 100% natural merino wool. It can be glued onto one side of a MDF substrate. It is used as rigid or curved acoustic coverings.
Material made of elastomeric compound coming from the recycling of end ELT (end of life tyres) and cork granules, bound by mass polymerized polyurethane. It is a low thickness insulating material against impact sound noise designed for acoustic improvement
and the impact sound noise attenuation of existing or new floors by direct gluing under ceramic or wood floors.
Composite material made of needles of coniferous trees and biobased biodegradable plastic. It is possible to use fir needles, pine, spruce, larch, cedar, and other coniferous trees. It is used to make furnishings and panels.
Material produced through a specific processing of fibres and oils contained in grape marc, which is a fully natural raw material consisting of the grape skins, stalks and seeds obtained from wine making.
It is used as vegetal leather-like materials, to be applied in every segment of the leather industry.
Panel made from two layers of bamboo, with a 4 mm toplayer and a cross pressed bamboo backing. It can be used as flooring, like installation on floor heating and/or installation in heavy traffic areas.
Material made with the coupling of a recycled rubber plate made up of elastomeric compounds coming from the recycling of E.L.T. bound by mass-polymerized polyurethanes coupled with a layer of recycled polyurethane agglomerate. The sound-impeding and soundabsorbing of the material has great characteristics that makes it particularly suitable for wooden roof insulation.
Next-generation yarn, of 100% bio-based origin, has been made from castor-oil seed plantations in dry areas not earmarked for farming. The biopolymer does not affect the human and animal food chain. It is mainly used for the production of clothing fabrics.
Material made by a wear layer made of polyamide fibre 64 % of which being of natural origin. The main raw material is castor oil obtained from the beans of the tree of the same name. The backing consists of recycling fibres half of which are from post-industrial textiles, the other half of post-consumer origin.
Material compounds of polypropylene (PP) or poly lactic acid (PLA) with sunflower fibres. It uses the waste hulls from sunflower kernel production as a bio-based fibre additive for plastic compounding. Post-consumer recycled option are available. It is used as a replacement of traditional plastics.
Matrec S-Index is an indicator developed by Matrec in order to assist the user during the selection of materials with higher sustainability values.
Matrec S-Index is obtained considering different aspects of environmental and social sustainability of materials (composition, origin and certification) and companies (environmental and social certification of enterprises).
Matrec S-Index is not a comparative or qualitative indicator.
The score can change from 10 to 100 depending on the characteristics of the material and the company's commitment to carry out its Environmental and Social strategies.