Global Circular Economy frontrunners visit ECOR’s R&D Center
100 of the world’s frontrunners in the field of Circular Economy met in Venlo on 17 April to visit ECOR Europe’s Resource & Development Center. At the Center, various recyclable and biodegradable fibers are tested and turned into plate material.
The day was ushered in with a reception by mayor Antoine Scholten and a tour at Venlo’s cradle-to-cradle city hall. The afternoon was all about circular innovation at the ECOR R&D Center. In the presence of the visitors an experimental ECOR panel was made from beverage cartons and used textiles. In addition, companies and participants of the “ECOR Community” showed the latest techniques and product possibilities with ECOR. For instance, DSM-Niaga presented its circular adhesive that laminates ECOR panels, which can be easily separated at the end of its life cycle by its revolutionary “unclick” mechanism. Another partner, EYELEVEL, presented a circular retail concept, developing and manufacturing shop fittings based on reusable ECOR material.
The visit was part of a two-day CE100 Acceleration workshop, a program of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Eric Logtens, CEO of ECOR Europe: “It pleases me to a great extent to see that so many companies are interested in our technology. It is fantastic to take the path towards a circular economy together with these organizations. ”
The CE100 is a global platform that connects leading organizations, innovative start-ups and regional organizations to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. ECOR has been part of this leading group of organizations for three years as an “emerging start-up”.
About ECOR Europe:
ECOR Europe is a brand of Noble Environmental Technologies. Originally a US company (San Diego, California), over the course of a decade Noble Environmental Technologies developed an innovative technology that allows 100% recycled and 100% biobased sheet material to be produced from a wide variety of cellulose waste streams without the addition of chemicals or other harmful substances.
This resulting product is called ECOR. The technical capacities of ECOR go far beyond those of traditional chemical panel variants. Numerous constructive and decorative applications can be made from the ECOR panels. Examples include the construction industry, furniture industry, signage, display and packaging industry and consumer products. From 2014 onwards the commercialization of ECOR started.
ECOR; Enabling co-Creation, co-Operation, co-Responsibility.
By developing and catalyzing partnerships between designers, architects, professionals, experts and partners; suppliers of cellulose waste streams and customers of ECOR panels can work together to create new products and applications.
Noble Environmental Technologies has the ambition to roll out Ecor Living Factories (ELFs) by setting up local production facilities that convert regional waste streams into an ECOR alloy that can find regional, national or international sales.