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ECOSHEET-PRO

An eco-innovative and cost-effective extrusion technology for reducing deforestation and biodiversity loss

October 2020
Gallery ECOSHEET-PRO 1
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01.

Identification

ECOSHEET-PRO is an eco-innovative and cost-effective alternative to plywood made from mixed plastic waste obtained by a special customized extrusion technology based on co-rotating extruders. The main scope of ECOSHEET-PRO project and technology is to tackle two significant environmental challenges.

The first issue is that of mixed plastic waste. According to Plastics Europe, in 2018, 19.6 million tons of post-consumer waste plastics were landfilled or incinerated, as they could not be easily collected, separated and recycled. The second issue is the substitution of plywood, a key high volume commodity in construction industry formworks that is generating a very negative deforestation effect. To tackle these challenges, ECOSHEET-PRO’s extrusion lines transform mixed plastic into a competitive, reusable, plywood replacement, cutting down global demand for plywood and contributing to a substantial reduction in deforestation and biodiversity loss.

Label Date October 2020
From Italy
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For Network, New clients, Funding, Partners

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
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02.

The environmental benefits

  • Usually a plywood sheet can be used 2 times, while ECOSHEET-PRO life cycle is up to 10 times, providing a strong valuable economical aspect to potential customers as unit cost is very similar at 28-29 € each
  • Provides a use for low-grade waste plastic that would otherwise either end up in landfill or being incinerate
  • Replaces plywood which is a major source of global deforestation
  • Longer life than plywood, thereby reducing overall consumption
03.

The Financial benefits

  • ECOSHEET-PRO is the same initial cost as plywood but lasts up to 10 times longer, taking up to 80% cost saving reductions to users
  • Pay back period estimate for investing in such technology is around 2 years
04.

Activity Region

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Europe

Italy,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Company Profile

Icma San Giorgio SpA

ICMA is an innovative company in plant extrusion manufacturing focussed on green technologies like plastic recycling

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Headquarters 20010 MI, Italia
06.

Networking Partner

European Union

The EU, through its funding programmes, supports the development of innovations and technologies that help combat climate change, protect the environment and ensure a sustainable development and growth.

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