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New materials from the Trash-2-Cash project to be shown for the first time at Dutch Design Week 2018

Contributed by: Material ConneXion Italia

From 2018-10-20 to 2018-10-28, Netherlands
Trash-2-Cash is a consortium of designers, scientists and industry partners who have been working together to make new high-end materials from waste textiles. The resulting material prototypes developed during the project and the 6 Master Case ‘stories’ will be exhibited for the very first time during Dutch Design Week 2018. Come to the Trash-2-Cash showcase and discover the newly developed products from 20 to 28 October at Klokgebouw in Eindhoven (NL)
New materials from the Trash-2-Cash project to be shown for the first time at Dutch Design Week 2018
As we all know, one resource that’s becoming more abundant is waste. The idea of recycling textile waste has been popular for decades, but current mechanical methods give poor quality fabrics suitable only for industrial applications, like insulation, and the upcycling of pre-consumer textile waste into products is impossible to scale.

Trash-2-Cash (T2C) proposes a new model where textile waste is regenerated chemically - resulting in new plastics and textiles that are the same quality as new materials, to make products that are industrially replicable and infinitely recyclable.

Come to our showcase at Klokgebouw during Dutch Design Week 2018 and decide for yourselves whether we have been able to make trash in to cash!

Academic and industry designers have been collaborating with scientists and engineers over the last three years to produce these new materials from textile waste. It’s a project that is as much about the way in which these people collaborate as what they have produced together.

The 18 partners from 10 countries are showing six brand new material prototypes comprised of new, recycled and recyclable apparel and automotive materials and concepts. We are also sharing a new way of working – Design-Driven Material Innovation (DDMI) – outlining how science, design and industry can input into the process from beginning to end.



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