- Producing green composite sinks and worktops by reusing offcuts and production wasteone of Delta sinks
- Delta presents the LIFE GREEN COMPOSITE project to the 2022 beneficiaries of the LIFE programme!
- Project Objective
- How the Project Objective will be Achieved
- New Industrial Plants
- Interviews on recovery and circular economy
- Downloadable material
- Life Green Composite Project News
- Picchio News published a press release on the LIFE GREEN COMPOSITE project 'The Plados-Delta group will be the first company in the world to produce a range of 'green' sinks'
Project co-funded by the European Unione LIFE21-ENV-IT-LIFE GREEN COMPOSITE
PROJECT DURATION: Start 01/08/22 - End 31/07/25
Coordinating Beneficiary: DELTA Srl
Associated Beneficiary: GEES RECYCLING Srl
Project location: Montelupone - Montecassiano (Macerata / Pordenone) Italy
On 1 August 2022 Delta of Plados Telma group started the LIFE project in cooperationone with Gees Recycling, a project co-funded at 60% by the European Commission.
The project will run for three years, ending on 31 July 2025.
Producing green composite sinks and worktops by reusing offcuts and production wasteone of Delta sinks
The productionone of sinks involves the landfilling of large quantities of polymer-contaminated mineral waste. This project aims to demonstrate that mineral composite sinks can be produced on a pilot and industrial scale by reusing acrylic mineral composite waste and producing these composites from secondary raw materials. The process, which will include new products, should confirm that all sink waste can be recycled. We will promote our GREEN composites production line to consumers and introduce a new product range to the market.
Project contact: Dr. Maria Savina Pianesi e-mail: [email protected]
Delta presents the Life GREEN COMPOSITE project
to the 2022 beneficiaries of the LIFE programme!
You can download the Powerpoint of presentazione.
New green composites: GREEN WORKTOP and GREEN KITCHEN SINKS
The project will exploit the industrial symbiosis between Plados Telma (Coordinator) and Gees Recycling to produce green kitchen sinks and worktops: acrylic mineral composites made from recycled production waste and tracked in a replicable circular value chain
How the Project Objective will be Achieved
Grinding one composite sink waste and scraps and production GREEN
Using new milling and coating technologies, new product design and pre-polymerisation, new product design and pre-polymerisation, reuse of production waste from these sinks to improve the performance of recycled composite tops and panels.
WORK PACKAGE defined to achieve objectives:
|Work Package No||Work Package name||Lead Beneficiary|
|WP1||Project management and coordination||1-DELTA SRL|
|WP2||Recovery of mineral materials from waste sinks and preparation of secondary raw materials||1 - DELTA SRL|
|WP3||Development of green kitchen tops that include recovered Delta sinks waste||2 - GEES|
|WP4||Development of green sinks: new formulations, moulding trials and characterisation of end products||1 - DELTA SRL|
|WP5||Communication and Dissemination of results, networking||1 - DELTA SRL|
|WP6||Sustainability, Replication and Exploitation of Results||1 - DELTA SRL|
|WP7||Performance indicators and impact monitoring and evaluation||1 - DELTA SRL|
Pilot and industrial scale trials will be conducted by recovering mineral materials from waste sinks, which will become secondary raw materials to develop green kitchen countertops and green sinks.
New Industrial Plants
A new milling plant will be set up, which will carry out the volumetric reduction of offcuts and rejects from sinks to obtain the secondary raw material.
A green plant will be installed, consisting of a recovery resin storage tank and reactors for convertingone the recovery resin into recovery syrup.
Recovery charges for new dispersions (r-quartz and r-granulates)
DELTA: New formulations with secondary raw materials, obtaining GREEN sinks;
GEES: New work tops with GREEN formulas using secondary raw materials;
Gees is pursuing the mechanical recycling of high-density composites. Initial tests were carried out on the following composizione:
? 75% of r-granulates (ground DELTA composite sinks);
? 20% of glass fibre waste;
? 5% of bonding agent.
The density of the first campione GREEN No. 1 panel is 1250 kg/m3
Initial tests are showing good fire behaviour potential of recycled composites. The first GREEN fieldsone panel No. 1 showed no dripping, no post-combustionone and no perforationone after 2 minutes of feedingone a propane flame at a distance of 10 cm
Recycling the 100% of waste and scrap from the Plados Telma group to enable the productionone and commercialisationone of a green sink production line made entirely from recycled materials.
Launching both solid-colour and granite-effect composite worktops on the market with a new concept productone with improved performance, made entirely from recycled materials.
LIFE21-ENV-IT-LIFE GREEN COMPOSITE
Interviews on recovery and circular economy
Life Green Composite Project News
- 01 August 2022
- 218-21 October 202
- 10 January 2023
- 07 February 2023
- 16 February 2023
- 15 March 2023
- 16 March 2023
- 17 March 2023
- 23 March 2023
- 17 April 2023
- 09 May 2023
- 01 June 2023
- 17 ottobre 2023
The project officially starts after the Grant Agreement is signed by Plados Delta and the European Comissione at the end of July 2022
From 18 to 21 October 2022 Plados Telma participated as exhibitor at the SICAM Fair in Pordenone (Italy), which counted 10,000 companies from 120 countries. The booth was visited by 2,000 visitors, kitchen accessories distributors, kitchen manufacturers, commercial intermediaries, suppliers, designers. 300 new contacts were generated from about 30 countries.
The LIFE GREEN COMPOSITE team took the opportunity to present to the market and its customers a first prototype of 100% green sinks, in WHITE colour, not yet aesthetically perfect, but obtained with recycled raw materials, from resin to mineral filler. This prototype was produced in the project's molding trials which had shown good results for sinks in this colour. Over the next few weeks and months, the project team will focus on producing more colours as well as perfecting the white sinks. The visitors to the stand were more interested in the quality of the sinks in recycled material, such as the difficulties encountered in finding it, such as the colours available in addition to the white colour presented, and even if the cost was much higher than the sinks obtained with virgin raw materials.
On the one hand, confirmation of the notoriety now acquired by the Plados Telma brand, which has commercial partners in 60 countries on 5 continents, and on the other, confirmation of the market's interest in the new green sinks.
Presented the official logo of the Life Green Composite project!
The Life Green Composite project brochure has been created. It contains a graphic representation of the project structure that follows the principles of the circular economy, immediately attractingone attention.
Project Notice Board posted at the main entrance of the Delta site in Montecassiano (MC) and Montelupone (MC) and at the main entrance of the GEES site in Aviano (PN). The Notice Board shows the key informaions of the project in a visually attractive graphic, which emphasises the circular economy structure of the project activities.
Picchio News published a press release on the LIFE GREEN COMPOSITE project 'The Plados-Delta group will be the first company in the world to produce a range of 'green' sinks'
A press release on the LIFE GREEN COMPOSITE project published in Cronache Maceratesi "The first 'green' kitchen sink is born in the Macerata area'.
Lavello Green will be born in the Macerata area
First monitor meeting of EU in Delta Plados.
Visit of a delegation one Delta to the company HP Composites S.p.A. for a mutual acquaintance and synergy between 2 companies working in the world of composites.
Present from Delta were Antonio Bugiolacchio, Leonardo Bugiolacchio and Maria Savina Pianesi; from HP Composites Vincenzo Castorani.
Delta presented the LIFE GREEN COMPOSITE project: eco-friendly kitchen sinks and worktops: harnessing industrial symbiosis to produce acrylic mineral composites from recycled and traced production waste in a replicable circular value chain.
The objectives of the project were described, i.e. to make new green sinks from external and internal production waste, suitably ground, coated and combined with a new acrylic resin from converted monomer, as well as to make worktop panels with improved performance by recycling production waste from sinks.
HP Composites told us about the three projects the company is currently in charge of.
The first LIFE CIRCE - CIRcular economy model for Carbon Fibre Prepregs (https://www.life-circe.eu/) is closing in April 2023. CIRCE is a circular economy project set up to develop a new recovery system for industrial waste from carbon fibre prepregs. The main objective is to establish a circular economy model for uncured waste.
The second project called LIFE VIABLE - Valorizazione of lignin biomass in competitive compones gradually replacing BPA in the formulation of epoxy resins (https://www.life-viable.eu/) started in 2021 and will end in 2025. The project aims to improve the sustainability and environmental impact of the production of epoxy resins by reducing the BPA content in the formulation of epoxy resins from 20 to 50one through lignin biomass.
The third and last called PLOOTO - Product Passport through Twinning of Circular Value Chains (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101092008) has just started and will last until 2025. Plooto aims to provide a circular and resilient informative system (CRIS) to support manufacturers in their green, digital and circular transition. CRIS enables waste reduction and end-to-end traceability of secondary raw materials (SRM) through interconnected digital services for real-time decision-making, monitoring and certification of materials and products. It is funded by the Horizon Europe programme.
The same common problems related to material waste, the difficulty of recovering such heterogeneous materials, and the high cost of disposing of them.
There was a very interesting visit to the production departments, where racing car bodies and automotive facilities are produced.
We promised to discuss again to define the possibility of solving common problems and as the first meeting in the MARLIC project progress meetingone planned for June 2023 where HP is the lead partner of more than 20 partners, Delta will present the LIFE GREEN COMPOSITE project to all.
Plados Telma participated as an exhibitor at the Interzum trade fair in Cologne from 9 to 12 May 2023. It met and showed its customers the first prototype of green sinks in the colour WHITE, obtained from the experimentation one financed by the LIFE GREEN COMPOSITE project. Plados Telma has commercial partners in 60 countries on 5 continents; many of these visited the stand and were able to touch the new product proposed under the trade name "Rinnova".
At the end of the progress meetingone of the regional project MARLIC (acronym for Marche Applied Research Laboratory for Innovative Composites), a regional collaborative flatforma on the topics of sustainable manufacturing, eco-sustainability, processes for new composite materials and de-manufacturing, on 01-June 2023 Dr. Pianesi, R&D Manager of the Delta company and de-manufacturing project leader, presented the new LIFE GREEN COMPOSITE project to all project partners: HP Composite, Simeg Marmi, Simeg Fratelli Marmi and the project leader.ssa Pianesi, R&D Manager of the Delta company and leader of the de-manufacturing project, presented the new LIFE GREEN COMPOSITE project to all the project partners: HP Composite, Simeg Marmi, Fratelli Guzzini, Simonelli group, Mailas, Eta, and to the entities Università Politecnica delle Marche, Università degli studi di Camerino, Università degli studi di Urbino, CNR, Enea.
The main interest focused on the possibility of being able to use this composite recovery across the board in other applications, especially in the world of composite racing car structures.
Al SICAM 2023, Salone Internazionale dei Componenti, Accessori e Semilavorati per l’Industria del Mobile, si trovano tutte le novità di prodotto e i trend di mercato per le future collezioni di mobili, cucine, bagni, contract ed interior design.
Dal 17 al 20 ottobre si rinnova l’appuntamento con la fiera internazionale, giunta alla sua 14esima edizione con oltre 18mila metri quadrati netti and 650 espositori.
Delta del gruppo Plados Telma, vincitrice del progetto LIFE GREEN COMPOSITE, ha presentato i primi prototipi di lavelli nei colori bianco, beige e grigio.
I lavelli prototipo ottenuti con materie prime di recupero presentati per la prima volta al pubblico hanno avuto un successo strepitoso. Confidiamo al più presto di estendere questi risultati alla produzione di una nuova gamma green.