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CIrcular SUstainable FLOor coverings

Objective

CISUFLO aims to set up a systemic framework for circular and sustainable floor coverings (carpets, resilient floor coverings and laminates) and minimise the sector’s total environmental impact. Several challenges exist within flooring to make the transition to a circular economy: (i) complex value chain, varying from country to country; (ii) link to various sectors (construction & building, plastics, textiles & wood); (iii) products cover various raw materials, plus numerous additives; (iv) product lifetimes range from over 20 years (commercial flooring) to 3-4 days (event carpet).
CISUFLO provides systemic innovations at the technical, information and socio-economic level and performs 6 pilots to demonstrate their feasibility and value (future flooring, sorting, separation, laminate, vinyl and textile flooring recycling). The basis for circularity is realising circular material streams. Therefore, we focus on the main flooring material streams: wood (laminates), PA (carpets) and PVC (resilient).
We aim to realise circularisation via innovations that deliver value along the chain: (i) manufacturing flooring that is easier to remove, re-use, repair & recycle, as a competitive advantage to the manufacturer, and beneficial to several players along the value chain; (ii) integrated product information system enables sorting, but also offers extra functionalities for installation, cleaning and maintenance, and sustainability info for customer at purchasing phase.
To engage a broader range of stakeholders and ensure uptake beyond the project we have established a Transition Support Group (TSG) with over 30 members covering technology providers, retailers and collectors.
Assuming our impact reaches 30% of the market, CISUFLO will help to shift a turnover of ca. 5 billion to the circular economy, which will significantly help to secure ca 12.000 jobs in the sector and create additionally ca 2500 jobs in collection and recycling.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2020-2
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Coordinator

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DEL'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE ASBL
Address
Rue Montoyer 24/2
1000 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 918 750

Participants (18)

TFI - INSTITUT FUR BODENSYSTEME ANDER RWTH AACHEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 741 718,75
Address
Charlottenburger Allee 41
52068 Aachen
Activity type
Research Organisations
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 353 593,75
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT TECHNOLOGIQUE FCBA (FORETCELLULOSE BOIS-CONSTRUCTION AMEUBLEMENT)
France
EU contribution
€ 297 687,50
Address
10 Rue De Galilee
77420 Champs Sur Marne
Activity type
Research Organisations
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 592 500
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 650 875
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNILIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 424 200
Address
Ooigemstraat 3
8710 Wielsbeke
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BEAULIEU INTERNATIONAL GROUP NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 511 000
Address
Kalkhoevestraat 16
8790 Waregem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EDEL CARPETS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 228 812,50
Address
Nijverheidstraat 39
8281 JD Genemuiden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AQUAFIL SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 389 812,50
Address
Via Linfano 9
38062 Arco Tn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DECEUNINCK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 291 725
Address
Bruggesteenweg 360
8830 Hooglede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 492 668,75
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CWS HYGIENE INTERNATIONAL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 211 662,50
Address
Dreieich Plaza 1A
63303 Dreieich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MOGU SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 231 437,50
Address
Via S Francesco D Assisi 62
21020 Inarzo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENCO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 259 000
Address
Via Michelangelo Schipa 115
80122 Napoli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONTRACT FLOORING ASSOCIATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 290 000
Address
Unit 23 Eldon Business Park Eldon Rd
NG9 6DZ Chilwell
Activity type
Other
FEDERATION EUROPEENNE DE PANNEAUX A BASE DE BOIS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 204 750
Address
Rue Montoyer 24/20
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN PLASTICS CONVERTERS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 213 775
Address
Avenue De Cortenbergh 71
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN FLOOR COVERINGS ASSOCIATIO
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 390 625
Address
Montoyer 24
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Other