ÉCO-DESIGNED SOLUTIONS SINCE 2005
Since its creation in 2005, FuturaMat has been working to conceive and produce biopolymers with eco-design in mind.
Thanks to its experience and knowledge in bioplastics, FuturaMat offers today complete support to its customers. From the design and development of their products in order to reduce as much as possible the negative environmental impacts during their life cycle while combining the technical, environmental, social, and economic requirements of their specifications.
An eco-design offer tailored to your needs
Eco-design and CSR diagnosis
Identification of eco-design avenues
Selection of the best solutions
Carbon Footprint Calculation
Simplified or detailed LCA study
Drafting of Eco-profiles
- Eco design methods
- Bioplastic and recycled materials
Responsible marketing and green labeling
Studies and support directly related to your industrial concerns and FuturaMat’s experience in the development and implementation of bioplastic formulations.
An approach upstream of the design
The environmental impact of a product throughout its life cycle must be anticipated.
We know how to take it into account right from the research and development phase of a product, which allows us to find the best balance between environmental, technical and economic requirements.
Thanks to our know-how, we have developed materials that can be included in an eco-design approach.
Comparative environmental assessment
Compare the environmental balance of the eco-designed product vs. the reference product according to the rules of the art.
Promote the environmental approach in order to stand out from the competition by relying on the existing normative framework while avoiding the pitfalls of "greenwashing".
Identify the challenges for the company/product
Study the strategic, marketing and regulatory context of the product. What human and financial resources could the project benefit from? What degree of eco-design is the company aiming for?
Environmental assessment of a reference situation
Identify what are the main environmental issues of the product. Which analysis tools to use?
Search for eco-design ideas
Evaluate different improvement scenarios using existing qualitative methods: Guides, References, Brezet Wheel, etc.
Help with the decision
Manage to choose an optimal solution based on solid technical and economic arguments.
At your side in your eco-design process
In order to best support you for an eco-design project in a context of ecological and energy transition, we have designed support in five phases.
Understanding your project's eco-design challenges
Whether our formulations combine biobased, compostable or recycled materials, mastering the challenges of eco-design must be put into perspective according to the sector concerned by your product.
This is where qualitative "life-cycle" thinking comes into its own. An initial assessment of eco-design approaches for the product under study is carried out, based on the main principles of the “Roue de Brezet”, among others.
For this stage, FuturaMat can also rely on its expertise in the plastics industry. Eco-design approaches are also concrete and practical actions in line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a CSR approach, initiatives that are now an essential part of any corporate strategy.
Evaluate your product's environmental performance
In addition to climate change, which is an essential indicator to be aware of, any project involving biopolymers will need to assess a selection of the 3 to 5 most relevant impacts.
Calculation tools (SimaPro®, Bilan Produit®) and Life Cycle Assessment methodologies (ILCD, EF Method) will be used to model your project.
In addition, complementary indicators, not or still poorly covered at present in LCA but nevertheless well correlated with the function of the product under study, will complete the analysis.
Communication with your value chain
In order to avoid the pitfalls of "Greenwashing", any environmental communication becomes opposable with regard to French and European legislation and in all ways counterproductive in the long term in terms of marketing.
As such, we will ensure, in conjunction with our client, compliance with the regulations, standards and other codes of ethics in force relating to the proposed claims.
Valuation for your product
Thanks to our know-how in the design and production of bioplastics from biosourced materials, we are able to anticipate the most suitable end-of-life scenario depending on the nature and function of your product.
According to the NFU 52001 standard, this phenomenon is observed when the micro(fauna) and/or the (micro)flora, elementary constituents of the biomass, use(s) this material as a nutrient.
Once composted, a duly certified bioplastic contributes to the fertilization of the soil.
Once collected and recycled, a bioplastic can be reused for the production of a new product.
The notion of “closed loop” implies the collection and processing (grinding and/or extrusion) of the product of one of our customers for the production of a new product of the same range.