A NEW ERA OF FIBERS AND PLASTICS
The non-biodegradability of most plastic materials and their accumulation affects both oceans and land. To secure a greener future for our planet, the EFFECTIVE project connects 12 companies and institutes who have joined forces to redesign two of the today’s most widely used materials: polyamides and polyesters.
Our aim is to design bio-based polyamides and polyesters from renewable feedstocks rather than crude oil, and manufacture greener and structurally improved fibers and films. We also intend to showcase the use of our bio-based ingredients in a wide array of mass-produced consumer products across multiple markets, such as construction, automotive, packaging, garments, carpets and textiles.
Finally, we want to demonstrate innovative and improved ways for the end-of-life treatment of our products by introducing a circular economy approach and validate the recyclability or biodegradability of the EFFECTIVE materials.
EFFECTIVE is a combination of technology, economics and commercial adoption. Members of our consortium share a common vision for the future of textiles and packaging: to create innovations that entire economic sectors, as well as end consumers, will benefit from.
The partnership includes organisations from 7 different countries and combines multidisciplinary knowledge on product ingredients, brand products, life-cycle assessment and much more. The project will also benefit from the involvement of Genomatica, a US-based leader in biotechnology who will contribute cutting-edge knowledge on developing and demonstrating innovative bio-based chemical technologies.