Realization of new laminated sheets with circular materials

Realization of new laminated sheets with circular materials
The research of new circular, sustainable and innovative materials to be used ...

The research of new circular, sustainable and innovative materials to be used for the production of new laminated sheets for wood furniture sector.
This was the objective of the project developed for an important company, characterised first by an international scouting and then by selection of precise technical specifications.
The project was concluded with identification of a selection of materials that, thanks to the realization of the first prototypes, have highlighted the innovativeness and circularity of the choices pursued thanks to the project research carried out by Matrec. The new laminates will soon be presented to the market.

The circularity measurement for the office chairs

The circularity measurement for the office chairs
The measurement of the material circularity of some office chairs was carried out in order to ...

The measurement of the material circularity of some office chairs was carried out in order to evaluate the use of material resources used. Through Matrec's Material Mapping Tool, has been carried out the analysis of the flows of different products, analyzing the material composition, the origin and type of resources used, the disassembly, reparability and recyclability of products and materials.
Subsequent to the circularity results obtained, the company was provided with improvement indications for the choice of circular materials in order to improve the recyclability and disassembly of the products.
The measurement of circularity was carried out considering the requirements of the main international reference standards about circula economy, the CAM of the Ministry of the Environment and the Technical Specification for the certification of circularity developed by Bureau Veritas.
The new products have been made using more recycled materials and sustainable materials from renewable sources.

From leather waste to new products

From leather waste to new products
Starting from a circular economy strategy, the project developed new circular and sustainable ...

Starting from a circular economy strategy, the project developed new circular and sustainable materials, starting from the recycling of leather processing waste from furniture and fashion sector.
The waste leathers were first processed and then combined with other types of natural materials to obtain new materials to be used in different sectors.
The circular materials obtained have different functional and application characteristics, in relation to the different natural materials used.

From recycled paint new applications for coatings

From recycled paint new applications for coatings
The project, as part of a circular economy strategy, concerns the research ...

The project, as part of a circular economy strategy, concerns the research of processes for the recycling of paints used in the wood furniture sector and subsequent use in new industrial and/or private sectors.
In addition to recycle of paints, design solutions have been developed for the best use of cans in order to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.
The results have highlighted new material solutions (from recycled paints) that can be used in industrial sectors.
The project, financed by Italian Ministry of the Environment as part of an environmental sustainability and circular economy programme for products and services, was developed by a group of companies and institutions such as: Matrec, Cosmob, ICA, University of Camerino, Federlegno Arredo.

Processes for recycling and valorisation of textile waste

Processes for recycling and valorisation of textile waste
A project aimed to identify solutions for the recovery and transformation of ...

A project aimed to identify solutions for the recovery and transformation of textile waste composed of polyester, viscose and acrylic resin. The first part of the project was focused on the international mapping of already existing and viable solutions, while in a second phase experiments were conducted for the reuse of the material following processes of shredding and agglomeration with binders. The final solutions identified have demonstrated the possibility of reusing the material through rigid and laminable products, and through new semi-rigid fabrics.

NEW IDENTITIES FOR RECYCLED RUBBER FROM ELT

NEW IDENTITIES FOR RECYCLED RUBBER FROM ELT
A project promoted by Ecopneus and realized by Matrec led to ...

A project promoted by Ecopneus and realized by Matrec led to creation of new materials solution in which the rubber from ELT has mixed with straw fragments, moss flakes and wood essences such as: oak, beech, African okume, ash.
Has been done many sperimentation to test the circular materials with the addition of the recycled ELT rubber.
The focus of the project was to obtain different materials solution with various aesthetics, density and acoustical properties.
In the tridimensional shape of the tiles the different color stands out on the black of the rubber.
An innovative solution that gives organicity to the product, that with different proportion of materials create indoor and outdoor solutions.

Search for circular material solutions for shopfitting

Search for circular material solutions for shopfitting
A research project aimed to support Giorgio Armani spa in the selection of ...

A research project aimed to support Giorgio Armani spa in the selection of environmentally sustainable and circular materials to be used for the installation of a series of company stores. The research focused mainly on recycled materials, identifying solutions of finished semi-finished products, ready to use and with high environmental performance. In addition, following specific customer requests, a series of companies have been selected that are able to transform processing waste from the textile sector into products to be used for structural parts or for shopfitting. The final result has led to the identification of multiple proposals and viable solutions, such as to allow Giorgio Armani spa to assess those most appropriate for its project.

REGENERATED LEATHER FOR FASHION INDUSTRY

REGENERATED LEATHER FOR FASHION INDUSTRY
A research focused on identify new materials made of regenerated leather to ...

A research focused on identify new materials made of regenerated leather to use in fashion industry and in particular for a new bags collection.
Thickness, tear resistance, aesthetics and workability were been essential requirements of the project. The final material selection was been focused on three main types of regenerated leather that the customer tested for the production of bags collection.

Recycled coverings and floorings for shoes store

Recycled coverings and floorings for shoes store
Support a shoes manufacturing company to set up some single-brand stores with ...

Support a shoes manufacturing company to set up some single-brand stores with recycled and circular materials. In particular, the project focused on the floor, characterized by paths that guide the client towards different models of footwear, and part of the wall coverings where, alongside the exhibitors, technical functional areas were provided to test the footwear before the purchase.
Modular coverings, flexible and customizable over time to meet seasonal needs. In addition to the research and selection phase of the most suitable recycled and circular materials to be used for the project, a series of tests were carried out on the materials as regards coloring and resistance to stress. The result is identified in a new innovative shop model where the customer can immediately test the new footwear in ordinary and extraordinary situations in addition to the classic walk.

Circular material from recovery stone waste

Circular material from recovery stone waste
The aim of the project was to enhance the waste generated during the ...

The aim of the project was to enhance the waste generated during the marble and stone working process. The waste component was recovered, dried and then mixed with different types of binders, to obtain the most suitable compound for the creation of new material to be used in construction or for design objects. The collaboration with companies from specific sector has allowed to test multiple solutions for the recovery of process waste, obtaining semi-finished products with different characteristics.