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Closing the Loop

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Monday November 13, 2017, 11:45 a.m. — 12:45 p.m.
Evans Hall, Classroom 2430

Join Lukas Hoex, former Circular Economy Lead at DSM and now marketing manager at DSM-Niaga, for a lunch discussion on how companies can create circular economy products and business models through innovation and collaborations across industries.

DSM-Niaga redesigns everyday products from scratch, to make them fully recyclable. Their design philosophy is focused on the radical simplification of materials used, and only connecting different materials in a reversible way. DSM-Niaga is a joint-venture between the start-up Niaga, and the Material & Life Science multinational DSM, which this year ranked 2nd in the Fortune change the world ranking

The first product they created together is carpet. After a total redesign of the material composition and the manufacturing process, DSM-Niaga now offers the technology to make carpets from only one material (polyester), fully recyclable back into carpet after use. When other fibers are used, DSM-Niaga deploys a reversible adhesive that de-bonds on-demand by exposing it to a specific frequency.

Read this interesting article from Fast Company! https://www.fastcompany.com/3067849/the-first-100-recyclable-carpets-are-here

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Industrial Ecology, the IEME SIG, and CBEY