A deep change is happening in the world regarding sustainability. Increased awareness of the fragility of our environment is causing a shift in manufacturers’ practices and opening new markets for some of them.
Single-use plastics are at the heart of this societal change, as their fossil fuel origin and their easy disposability make them an unsustainable solution. Innovative solutions are now needed for manufacturers as they address this paradigm shift, and IMR is committed to help companies in this transition.
Irish Manufacturing Research and IComp are partnering on an EPA-funded project to assess the marketability of a novel composite material made from recycled PET plastic. IMR will carry out the business case and assess the commercial viability of this material.
Director of Sustainable Manufacturing
Researcher in Sustainable Manufacturing