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Circular plastic building materials – a world of opportunities

An innovative builder from Emmeloord was interested to learn whether applying plastics could help them in building more sustainable homes. And they wanted to know what this would mean for their production process.

To make the possibilities viable for  Groothuisbouw and to develop prototypes,  Partners for Innovation have set up a chain project. In this project an architect, a producer of roof duct systems, an injection moulder, an extrusion company, a composite producer,  a producer of isolation material, a plastic collector and a plastic recycler.

Together these companies created several new and unexpected product ideas. The possibilities seemed to be endless.  Three of these ideas have been developed into prototypes: a dormer, a chimney and a cornice.  Partners for Innovation has also calculated the accompanying energy and environmental impact using our LCA-tool. The positive impact, compared to traditional products, turned out to be major. Moreover the composites alternatives have a longer lifespan, are easier to manufacture and require less maintenance.

The partners in this project will continue to work together to get this products to the market. The domers can already be admired in the Groothuisbouw showroom.

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Join our new circular chain projects!

Sustainable Innovations is an activity that can’t be done by one company alone. Strategic co-operation in the supply chain is key. This means working together with suppliers and customers to provide the best possible service and experience to the users.

Partners for Innovation and the Dutch Rubber and Plastic Industry Federation (NRK) are looking for companies to join circular chain projects, as part of the long-term agreement on energy efficiency (MJA). To improve sustainability in the chain.

Please contact Martin van Dord or Ingeborg Gort-Duurkoop for more information about the specific projects.