Stone-like materials from recycled plastic bottles
During the last 30 years, natural stone, used as a building material in the kitchen has been largely replaced by composite stone, mainly due to its better surface properties and modern design options. The EU-funded SUSTONABLE project proposes a pioneering building material that has the physical shape and properties of engineered (quartz) stone, but it is thinner, ultra-light and having a better impact resistance. The product is made with natural minerals bond by recycled PET from plastic bottles and will be more affordable than comparable materials in the market. One of the goals of the H2020 project is to make the material fully recyclable in its own process. The project aims to create the next generation stone surface materials and contribute to the new sustainable circular economy. The technology will now be demonstrated in the kitchen market by establishing a medium scale manufacturing plant.
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Funding SchemeSME-2 - SME instrument phase 2
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