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From bottle to stone. Recyclable engineered stone for kitchen countertops.

Project description

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.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-2

Coordinator

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES STONE BV
Net EU contribution
€ 2 084 883,50
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoekweg 24
2408 AM Alphen Aan Den Rijn
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Oost-Zuid-Holland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 893 521,50

Participants (1)

Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

SUSTONABLE STONE TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 77 875,00
Address
Sequia Faitanar, 9
46200 Paiporta

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 33 375,00