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1. ECOR as an enabler in the circular economy

The ECOR technology empowers you to upcycle residual fiber streams into high value biobased building materials, products or components.

By applying the ECOR technology these waste fiber streams are diverted from landfills or ordinary waste burning and thus kept at their highest possible level of value.

Our high performing, biobased, non-toxic and exceptionally versatile panels can be produced for a myriad of applications and markets.

Designers, craftsmen and organizations can now cost-effectively substitute unhealthy and unsustainable materials such as MDF, particleboard or fiberboard as well as other products including traditional wood, aluminum, plastic and Fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP).

Finally, our joint operating model “ELF” enables SME’s and corporations (any organization really) to capitalize on new circular business models and open up new markets using their own or third-party residual fiber streams.

ELF stands for ECOR Living Factory.

ECOR panels and solutions are  cradle-to-cradle compliant. ECOR is 100% bio-based, 100% comprised of recycled waste materials and 100% recyclable.

Even though it’s almost impossible and way too expensive to certify our whole product range, we do have a US Cradle-to-Cradle Bronze certification for OCC FlatCor and OCC WavCor.

To safeguard circularity in the future (after the use phase) we have a Take Back Program which requires collaboration with our customers and their partners.

First, the ECOR panels or solutions may not be contaminated with toxic chemicals (such as paint). This can be enforced by our customers in their maintenance policies and procedures.

Second, we can organize the reverse logistics for you or you can put this in place by collaborating with your current waste management or transport contractor.

The residual value of the panels can be deducted from your next order by us. Or if you want you may propose another construction which suits you better.

Last but not least, ECOR solutions are biodegradable which means that they can be shredded, composted and then used as soil enhancer. 

2. ECOR as a product

ECOR comes in two basic forms – FlatCOR™ – (flat panels) and WavCOR™ – (corrugated panels). From these two basics we can engineer all kinds of configurations and designs based on functional or technical specifications by the end user.

We can also make three-dimensional environmental structural panels (ESP’s) including LightCOR ESP and HoneyCOR ESP.

ESP’s are stressed-skin panels  comprised of an interior core material that has been sandwiched between two exterior flat faces and then laminated together to form a extra strong and lightweight panel. These panels can vary in thickness depending on the functional specifications.

In example, the 2,5 mm thick ECOR structural panels (ESP’s) average 3X the strength-to-weight ratio of traditional commodity building materials like particleboard, plywood and MDF.

The exact strength of the panels will vary and it depends on the functional specifications, composition, engineering and the natural strength of the used fibers.

ECOR can be best compared with traditional wood, MDF, particleboard and fiberboard panels. It can also substitute other materials in certain applications such as aluminum, plastics and Fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP).

Untreated ECOR panels will absorb water. The panels can be treated with regular water repellents. To assure product integrity and safeguard the ability to recycle in the future, we offer biobased and non-toxic solutions such as BIOTECTA or DYSTAR.

Untreated ECOR panels are not fire resistant and are conform EU regulations classified as D, S1, d0.

To assure product integrity and safeguard the ability to recycle in the future, we offer biobased and non-toxic fire retardant solutions such as Biotecta (B1, S2, d0) or  Bioretard (B1).

Please send an email to sales@ecoreurope.com if you have any additional questions regarding fire safety of ECOR panels.

ECOR is extreme lightweight, high performing and super versatile  regarding design options. These characteristics make ECOR ideal for an almost limitless number of applications.

Currently, ECOR is being used in the following applications:

  • Signage and way-finding
  • Trade show and retail displays
  • POP displays
  • Stage & set construction
  • Hanging and wall-mounted installations
  • Room dividers and partitions
  • Containers and packaging
  • Interior designs
  • Furniture
  • Luxury packaging

We can also custom engineer and produce ECOR solutions for your application. If applicable we can upcycle your own residual fibers to produce your custom solution. 

Please send an email to sales@ecoreurope.com if you have any additional questions regarding custom ECOR solutions.

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3. ECOR as a technology

ECOR is a technology that converts abundant cellulose fibers into an Advanced Environmental Composite Panel using only water, pressure and heat. These fibers are sourced i.e. from Old Corrugated Cardboard (OCC), Old News Print (ONP), office waste, forest waste, agricultural fibers and even bovine process fibers.

The ECOR technology uses only water, pressure and heat. No glues and hazardous substances (such as Volatile Organic Compounds) are used to manufacture the panels.

The ECOR technology was originally developed in the USA in partnership with the US Ministry of Forrest Affairs.

Our production facilities use minimal energy and 95% of the needed water constantly recycled. Due to the clean production process no extra special environmental and discharge permits are needed. The Biochemical Oxygen Demand and Chemical Oxygen Demand of the remaining wastewater are low.

The ECOR technology only needs water, energy and at least 1 source of cellulose fibers.

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