Joining forces with partners Saint-Gobain Ecophon, LINK Arkitektur, DECIBEL by Johanson, LogTrade Technology, and Lund University the aim is to demonstrate a circular value chain and new resource-efficient manufacturing technologies within the construction and demolition industry.
The consortium has started the project initiative ReFAB - Design of circular and resource-efficient processes and products for recycled glass wool, supported by Vinnova, the Swedish Innovation Agency.
The focus is to utilise acoustic wall and ceiling absorbers made of glass wool, a complex waste stream from the construction and demolition industry. This with the use of new, more effective manufacturing technologies and design strategies which will enable high-value products on the market.
Helena Tuvendal at The Loop Factory is managing the project and coordinating the activities among the partners.
“This collaboration is a fantastic opportunity to challenge how recycled materials can be upgraded into high value products and how new technologies along the value chain can enable the transformation into a more resource efficient society”, says Anna Altner, Founder of The Loop Factory.
“Changing an industry is nothing you do as a lone actor – it must be done together”, says Ola Karlsson at Saint-Gobain Ecophon. “Collaborating across industry lines and learning from each other will be the foundation of a sustainable circular system, and a key factor of success in moving away from the current linear system”.
“This is an exciting collaboration, where partners with unique competences meet and develop the future together. I am happy to be a part of this disruptive project”, says Helena.