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GFK4new

An innovative new recyclate made from glass fiber reinforced thermoset waste

January 2021
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01.

Identification

Today glass fiber reinforced plastic waste (GFRP) is either incinerated or disposed of in landfills meaning that this high-quality material is not recycled in a sustainable way. A sustainable GFRP recycling is therefore urgently needed. To date, however, no recycling method in the sense of circular economy has established itself on the market. That is why iwas-concepts AG, together with partners from research and industry, develops and implements innovative and sustainable solutions for GFRP recycling to process these high-quality waste products and return them into the material cycle. With GFK4new valuable resources can be saved an harmful impacts on the environment can be reduced.

Label Date January 2021
From Switzerland
Maturity stage Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab
Looking For Funding, Partners, New clients, Credibility

Sectors - Value chain - Application

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

The environmental benefits

  • Absorbs up to 98% less water than applications made from wood plastic composite (WPC)
  • Solution has an average of 170% better mechanical properties than other mainstream alternatives
  • More than 50% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
  • 70% reduction of energy consumption
  • 100% recyclable after end of life
03.

The Financial benefits

  • The total cost of ownership of applications made from the novel recyclate is more than 30% lower than that of applications made from WPC
  • Material costs can be reduced by 25% per year when compared to WPC
  • Creates value from FRP thermoset waste that would otherwise be incinerated (10%) or landfilled (90%).
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Activity Region

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05.

Company Profile

iwas-concepts.ch

We develop innovative recycling solutions for glass fiber reinforced plastics in order to support circular economy.

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Headquarters 4107 Ettingen, Switzerland
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