We are a Circular Economy
WHAT ARE CIRCULAR MATERIALS?
Circular Materials are plastics, natural fibers, metals, etc., that have been recovered from their first/prior use-phase. They have been successfully collected, sorted, reprocessed and are ready for the next life-cycle, in a new product.
On a planet with limited resources we have to transform linear into circular material flows.
Our custom-made materials and products made from recycled feedstocks are saving precious resources, energy and CO2 emissions.
- Re-use what we already have
- Decrease virgin plastic/material emission
- Design for recycling
- Reduce product carbon footprint
See how we help our clients to use waste as a resource.
TURNING FASHION WASTE INTO HANGERS
A leading hanger producer challenged us to recycle post-consumer fashion waste into clothes hangers.
Resource: Germany collects more than 150 truck loads of unwanted clothes. Every day! We used the sorted out, non reusable fraction and transformed it into injection moldable Fibre-Pellets.
Circular Material: The Fibre-Pellets are added to the resin at the hanger production site. We replace the virgin polypropylene resin with a post-consumer recycled one.
Application: The industry´s first Circular Hanger! Made out of 100% recycled content. 100% recyclable. At the end-of- life the hangers get collected, reground and injected back into new hangers again.
Change with us!
Recycled Fibre-Pellets for your application
Give obsolet textiles a second life! Instead of lanfilling or incinerating textile waste, our unique technology enables new possibilities of upcycling. Any injection moulded part made from Polyolefines or TPE is suitable for Fibre-Pellet integration. Beside performance improvements and a unique design, a detailed life-cycle assemssment (LCA) verifies many environemntal benfits.
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A NEW LIFE FOR OBSOLET SHAMPOO BOTTLES
For our partner TRASH2TREASURE we designed, developed and produced 60.000 SKUs of unique shampoo bar containers.
Resource: 100.000 obsolete PET shampoo bottles.
Circular Material: Reground and mixed with colorant. No further compounding (!) to save energy. Injection molded directly from flakes. No virgin plastic added.
Application: The world´s first solid shampoo in a bottle ;-). Find more info here.
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SOAP BAR CONTAINER MADE FROM A JAR LID & REGRINDED SHAMPOO BOTTLES
TRASH2TREASURE challenged us again 😉 This time it all started with a given jar lid. We designed a bottom part that makes it a travel case you can hang in your shower. We used post-consumer shampoo bottles and a very simple injection moulding set-up.
Resource: Ready-made jar lid (reuse). Base made from 100% recycled shampoo bottles (post-consumer).
Circular Material: Regrinded white and orange shampoo bottles. Injection moulded directly from flakes. No virgin plastic added!
Application: A beautiful, limited edition of soap bar containers
ACOUSTIC FELT & RIGID COSTRUCTION PANELS MADE FROM RECYCLED TEXTILES
Shredding, mixing, web formation and heat pressing on the production line of our EU partner company.
Resource: Recycled textiles from post-industrial und post-consumer waste.
Circular Material: Acoustic felts and rigid construction boards made from clients textile waste.
Application: A „one of a kind“ edition of acoustic felts and rigid boards for store design and furniture production.
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FLOWER POTS MADE FROM
DENIM WASTE / OLD FISHING NETS / OCEAN BOUND PLASTICS
The US based company RePots wanted us to design and produce a series of flower pots made out of 100% recycled materials. We produced two different sizes from 3 different materials.
The first series is made form 100% recycled fishing nets, collected and recycled in the EU. The second set of pots was produced using 100% recycled PP from the fair-trade, ocean bound and GRS certified supply chains of Plastics For Change. Last but not least we used our recycled Fibre Pellets mixed with recycled PP to produce a unique surface making every flower pot a unique design piece.
Watch the video of the Flower Pot production in Germany with 100% Circular Materials.
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CIRCULAR MATERIALS FOR KNIRPS
UMBRELLA MADE WITH RECYCLED FIBER PELLETS
More infos about the innovative product here