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Textile waste, Others
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 our 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.
Material made with natural and synthetic elastomeric compounds coming from the recycling of ELT, bound by mass polymerized polyurethanes.
It is used as resilient wall cut band for floors decoupling of internal vertical partitions.
Composite material made of needles of coniferous trees and biodegradable binder. It is possible to use fir needles, pine, spruce, larch, cedar, and other coniferous trees. It is used to make sound absorbing panels.
Material made of 70% recycled polymer fibre from production waste, fishing nets found in the seas and recycled carpet pieces. It is joined with virgin wool and a flame-retardant natural fibre from white European beech. It is used as upholstery.
Bio-plastic made of polylactic acid (PLA) made from renewable source. It is used as filament for 3D printing technology. It guarantees high precision of filament dimensions and allows a high quality of printing even in tricky details and an excellent lamination of the printed object.
Thermoplastic biopolymer consisting of what constitutes natural wood: lignin and cellulose. Lignin is a byproduct of the papermaking industry and cellulos come from wood fibres as beech and fir.
It combines the positive properties of renewable resources and natural wood with the processing capabilities of thermoplastic materials.
It is used for a lot of applications, from houseware to sophisticated technical parts used in automotive applications as well as clothing hangers and toys.
Starch based bio-plastic marketed as tiles form. It is used to fix and modify products of common use. Just drop the paper in a cup of hot water to be able to model it to your liking, when it’s cool it’s really strong like nylon, so you can make solid durable solutions with it.
Material made of post-industrial and post-consumer recycled nylon, come from used fishing nets that are collected, cleaned and reborn. it has a felt backing made of an innovative production technique that turns used water bottles into a soft, yet strong and highly durable PET felt. It is used as flooring in commercial areas.
Fully degradable bio-plastic derived from shrimp shells and silk protein. It can be used to manufacture objects without the use of conventional synthetic plastics and as well as implantable medical devices.
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.