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.
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 wood essences such as: oak, beech, African okume, ash.
Has been done many sperimentation to test the different wood essence 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.
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.
A project promoted by Ecopneus and realized by Matrec led to the creation of a new materials solution in which the rubber from ELT has mixed with moss flakes.
An innovative solution that gives organicity to the product, that with different proportion of materials create indoor and outdoor solutions.
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.
A project promoted by Ecopneus and realized by Matrec led to creation of a new materials solution in which the rubber from ELT has mixed with straw fragments.
At the beginning of the project has been done different test of fragmentation of the the straw in order to find the right size of the material to mix with the rubber.
In the tridimensional shape of the tiles the yellow color of the straw stands out on the black of the rubber.
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.
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.
A research project focused on international mapping of innovative solutions for recycled textile materials. All the solutions have been analyzed for the materials tipology and for technology used. The priority is for design solutions where the semifinished materials are trasformed in fashion accessories and furnishing. The most important materials used are cotton, wool, denim and polyester, as a singular solution or materials mix.
The material and economic circularity of some sportswear clothes was measured, starting with the yarn and ending with the definition of three different end-of-life scenarios. Thanks to the results obtained from the economic circularity, it was been possible to identify new solutions for the use of production waste, reducing production costs and evaluating materials alternatives for clothing accessories.
In addition, the environmental and economic benefits for new market strategies were evaluated, with the transition from the sale of the product to the service.
The participation of supply chain companies to the project have permetted to assess the possibilities of sustainable innovation in products and packaging.