Alternative materials

Materials employed in the place of others which are more dangerous for the environment, such as phosphate substitutes in detergents.

Innovation: Development And Demonstration Of Best Practices To Design And Produce Sustainable Commercial Bags

Last update: 09.10.2013
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The ECOFLEXOBAG project aims to reduce the negative environmental impact of commercial bags during their entire life-cycle. Its main objective is to develop and demonstrate an innovative methodology that will help manufacturers – particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs) – to design and produce environmentally sustainable bags. ECOFLEXOBAG project concluded [...]

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Innovation: European Business And Biodiversity Campaign

Last update: 05.09.2013
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The Campaign consisted of a wide range of awareness raising and information actions. In total about 200 events and presentations have been realized and more than 500.000 people were reached by approaching the private sector and stakeholders: 1. Biodiversity Advocates from the private sector promoting business and biodiversity via taster [...]

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Innovation: E2ReBuild Building Demonstrations

Last update: 03.09.2013
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The aim is to reduce the energy use in the demonstration buildings to 30-50 kWh/m2a for heating, ventilation and hot water, by introducing innovative and sustainable renovation solutions. These solutions focus on industrial manufacturing methods for e.g., facade elements and standardised retrofit measures that allow a high replication potential. That [...]

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Innovation: Research In New Biomass-Based Composites From Renewable Resources With Improved Properties For Vehicle Parts Moulding

Last update: 29.08.2013
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The consortium has successfully compounded several materials in preparation for developing the cast-sheet extrusion process. Injection moulding of test samples has begun with promising preliminary results. Validation tests of the polymers and of injected samples are also underway. ECOPLAST plans to deliver at least one biocomposite suitable for vehicle validation. [...]

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Innovation: Development Of New Agrotextiles From Renewable Resources And With A Tailored Biodegradability

Last update: 28.08.2013
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- Different ranges of biopolymer formulations were developed and evaluated for their processability in textile extrusion processes. Especially the PLA-based formulations show a good processability and different type of textile materials: staple fibre, monofilament, tapes and multifilament are produced with acceptable mechanical properties, creating opportunities for further industrial processing. Also [...]

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Innovation: New Biodegradable And Eco-Friendly Almond Shell Based Masterbatches For Traditional Sectors

Last update: 23.08.2013
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Expected results: The project aims to demonstrate reduced impact from plastics on the environment through: 1. New processes for achieving masterbatches using milled almond shell in high concentrations to use within biodegradable polymers; 2. Re-use of natural waste/renewable resource (520 tonnes/yr in Europe); 3. Integration of organic and inorganic pigments; [...]

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Innovation: High quality meat-like products

Last update: 22.08.2013
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The European LikeMeat project has developed meat surrogates from plant proteins. These meat surrogates have very similar structure to real meat, are more accepted by consumers than traditional meat substitutes, and make a contribution to sustainable food production. The plant-based products developed in the LikeMeat project provide comparable eating enjoyment [...]

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Innovation: Highly Efficient Ovens Through Eco-Friendly, Energy Efficient Sol-Gel Enamelling Process

Last update: 06.08.2013
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The aim of the HEO project is to demonstrate the potential reach that HEO technologies can have by the end of the project and in future developments. The main results can be summarized in the following: - Successful realization of SS cavities with the new coating. - Confirmation (on European [...]

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Innovation: Environmentally Friendly Natural Products Instead Of Chloroparaffines In The Fatting Phase Of The Tanning Cycle

Last update: 25.07.2013
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The ECOFATTING project expects to deliver the following results: - Innovative products, free from toxic substances, for use in the leather industry; - Substitution of chloroparaffins with eco-sustainable natural products in the fattening process; - Optimisation and application of new tanning formulations specific to the fattening phase, containing products derived [...]

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