The evolution in product requirements resulted in the development of complex products made from different materials, which makes a homogenous separation difficult and expensive.
Many projects are focussing on EcoDesign or disassembly strategies for single products. However, this is only useful if the information about the specific recycling process is available at the product’s end-of-life.
The technical aim of this Cornet project is to encode textiles structures and store data about e.g. recycling processes inside the product. The technology will be demonstrated in carpets and mattresses.