ECOFIBRA is designing and testing a composite material with advanced mechanical properties made in an additised thermoplastic mould from recovered cellulose fibre.
The project will also examine options regarding the application of cellulose fibre to new products and new circular economy business models and will optimise recyclable paper’s journey from the disposal point to the management centre through the design of a stackable container made from the generated composite material. ECOFIBRA will also develop a raw material quality measurement system to improve the quality of the final material.
The results of the project will be applied to the company SAICA Natur, where they will boost competitiveness and improve financial results, while reducing the use of resources and the associated environmental impact.
The project is led by SAICA Natur, with participation from Eurecat’s Composite Materials, New Manufacturing Processes, Product Development, Robotics and Automation and Sustainability Technological Units.