— Our impact

FULLY CIRCULAR MATERIALS, WITH A POSITIVE IMPACT

Good mechanical performance combined with good ethical performance, that’s our promise. We rescue plant-derived raw materials from going to low value applications, and turn them into high-quality panels and moulded products. No synthetic chemicals in, means no synthetic chemicals out; so no chance on health problems and pollution typical to VOCs or (micro)plastics.

Our materials can be produced with less environmental impact than traditional alternatives (like traditional plastics or PLA), while maintaining the potential to biodegrade at the end of its useful life.

— Our impact

FULLY CIRCULAR MATERIALS, WITH A POSITIVE IMPACT

Good mechanical performance combined with good ethical performance, that’s our promise. We rescue plant-derived raw materials from going to low value applications, and turn them into high-quality panels and moulded products. No synthetic chemicals in, means no synthetic chemicals out; so no chance on health problems and pollution typical to VOCs or (micro)plastics.

Our materials can be produced with less environmental impact than traditional alternatives (like traditional plastics or PLA), while maintaining the potential to biodegrade at the end of its useful life.

— Our impact

FULLY CIRCULAR MATERIALS, WITH A POSITIVE IMPACT

Good mechanical performance combined with good ethical performance, that’s our promise. We rescue plant-derived raw materials from going to low value applications, and turn them into high-quality panels and moulded products. No synthetic chemicals in, means no synthetic chemicals out; so no chance on health problems and pollution typical to VOCs or (micro)plastics.

Our materials can be produced with less environmental impact than traditional alternatives (like traditional plastics or PLA), while maintaining the potential to biodegrade at the end of its useful life.

— Production

LOCAL SOURCING AND PRODUCTION

Our materials are produced in a factory, but not in a mega-factory. Mega-factories have the benefit of increased efficiency and increased automation. Our factory has the benefit that it can work with a range of local, natural inputs.

Will our factory ever be as efficient as a mega-factory connected to a pipe of crude oil? No. Do we mind? No. Because we believe that locality is required to valorize the potential of sidestreams. Instead of one mega-factory that produces materials for the whole world, we start with one factory for the Benelux. And once we’re ready, we copy that factory to another region, to make a local impact there too.

Do you have biobased sidestreams that could be valorised?

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OUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL

“Circular Matters uses biobased sidestreams that often end up in low-value applications to produce their biopolymer. Thanks to their process innovation, they succeed in creating 100% biobased products, contributing to achieving the European Green Deal and the Sustainable Development Goals.”

Philip Marynissen

Expert Circular Economy – VITO

“Circular Matters uses biobased sidestreams that often end up in low-value applications to produce their biopolymer. Thanks to their process innovation, they succeed in creating 100% biobased products, contributing to achieving the European Green Deal and the Sustainable Development Goals.”

Philip Marynissen

Expert Circular Economy – VITO

UNCHAIN – AN EFFORT TOWARDS TRANSPARANCY AND INCLUSION

UNchain (ONTketen) is a collaboration between the Livable design platform, social green maintenance company Pro Natura and Circular Matters.

In this project we shorten the long chain of traditional plastic materials and explore local residual fibres harvested by Pro Natura. Five companies will be matched with five rising designers, to make new and local products. The employees of Pro Natura will be part of the whole process from source to finished product.

— EXPAND THE POSSIBILTIES

A MATERIAL FROM YOUR OWN SIDESTREAMS

We are continuously looking for new interesting sidestreams to work with. Does your organisation produce significant amounts of plantbased resources that are not going to high-value applications? Maybe we could strengthen each other, and turn this loss into a win for both of us.

Or maybe you want to inspire your customers and stakeholders with a unique material made from your own sidestreams? Even for small quantities we can see what we can make, to turn your interior into a way to start a conversations on sustainability.

Contact us to find out whether your company’s sidestream is suitable.

Contact us for more information