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.

General details


ECOFIBRA – An innovative and integral circular economy model for the use of fibers recovered from papermaking.

Project reference


Programme and call for tender

Project financed by the MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, INNOVATION AND UNIVERSITIES and by the European Union, within the framework of the call Retos-Collaboration of the State Program of Research, Development and Innovation Oriented to the Challenges of Society, within the State Research Plan Scientific and Technical and Innovation 2013-2016, with the main objective of promoting technological development, innovation and quality research.