Circularity is a teamsport

Partners

AMIBM

Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM) is a European, cross-border, research institute based in Geleen (the Netherlands) focusing on the development of advanced bio-based materials. We work together on the BB100.eu project to develop rugs, bath mats and a backpack made from PLA.

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Aqualyte

Aqualyte, based in Bristol (United Kingdom), embraces the closed loop principle when it comes to design and use of its products. From the growth of sustainable raw materials, through to manufacture, product use, then recycle and reuse time and time again. Together we work on the development of aquatic sports products.

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Brightlands

Brightlands is an international open innovation community in Limburg (the Netherlands). Every day more than 24,000 entrepreneurs, researchers and students work on breakthroughs in the fields of sustainability, health and digitalization. Brightlands has supported us during the early stages in their Brightlands Innovation Factory program.

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Centexbel

Centexbel, based in Belgium, is an internationally renowned expertise centre for textile and plastic competence. Together we develop yarns and execute coating tests for the Circulaire Ketenproject.

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Clean Tech Delta

Clean Tech Delta, based in Rotterdam (the Netherlands), originates and selects ideas, and brings them up to the project phase. Clean Tech Delta promotes, coordinates and supports cleantech opportunities. Arapaha is grateful that we have received support for the GIST 1 and 2 project.

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CuRe

CuRe Technology, based in Emmen (the Netherlands) is an energy-efficient solution for endless product to product transformation. To recycle infinitely, again and again and again. Creating a fully circular polyester chain for any kind of polyester. Together we develop the molecular recycling of PLA.

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Donkersloot Tapijt

Donkersloot Tapijt, based in Bussum (the Netherlands) develops textile floor coverings, such as carpets and rugs for distinctive interiors in professional application areas. Together we work on the development of circular rugs based on the Arapaha philosophy for the Circulaire Ketenproject.

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DyeCoo

DyeCoo Textile Systems, based in Weesp (the Netherlands) provides revolutionary water free textile processing solutions on an industrial scale. DyeCoo is the world's first supplier of industrial CO₂ textile dyeing equipment and dyes. Within the Circulaire Ketenproject we develop the worlds cleanest ways to dye Arapaha products. 

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Fontys

Fontys Expertisecentrum voor Circulaire Transitie (FECT), based in Eindhoven (the Netherlands) is a knowledge centre for the circular economy. Our collaboration focusses on consumer behavior in relation to recycling.

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Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (the Netherlands) is a leading knowledge institute for higher professional education. In this living lab ecosystem we collaborate on reviewing different options for our circular business model.

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ITA

The ITA Aachen Institute of Textile Technology (part of RWTH) is an international research and training service provider for fiber-based high-performance materials, textile semi-finished products and their manufacturing processes. Together we work on the development of hybrid yarns for a desk lamp.

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Maastricht University

Maastricht University, in our home town, is the most international university of the Netherlands. We work with Myrthe Velter, a PHD researcher in the field of shared value creation and business model innovation for sustainability. Together we analyse how to accelerate a circular economy and what the possible boundaries are within the Arapaha concept. 

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NHL Stenden

NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences is a multi-campus university firmly rooted in Emmen, the northern part of the Netherlands. Together with their students we collaborate on the molecular recycling of Arapaha products in project REPLACER.

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Nilmore®

Nilmore® (Try Mee clothing), based in Ostrava (Czech republic Republic) is a technological clothing start-up focused on sustainable fashion. Nilmore® creates clothing in an ethical way to ensure positive change in the fashion industry. Together we work on a fully closed loop clothing collection with the Arapaha philosophy.

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Saxion

ThermoPlastic composites Application Center (TPAC), part of Saxion University of Applied Sciences based in Enschede (the Netherlands), is an independent innovation, research and development center that aims at the understanding of thermoplastic composities and their manufacturing processes on an applied research level. Together we develop Arapaha composites for various applications. 

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TNO

TNO, based in Delft (the Netherlands) connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the competitive strength of industry and the well-being of society in a sustainable way. Together we work on the molecular recycling of Arapaha products in project REPLACER.

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University of Twente

The University of Twente (the Netherlands) is a pioneer in connecting technology, science and engineering. We worked with Maren Middendorp ("How to design a fully recyclable backpack out of Polylactic acid?") and Helena Pels ("How to design a fully recyclable meeting room chair from PLA?") on their Bachelor theses'. 

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City of Maastricht

Maastricht aspires to be a sustainable, internationally oriented knowledge economy. The city creates good preconditions, ensures a business climate and makes connections in (Eu)region, between culture, knowledge and an international meeting places.

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Clean Tech Delta

Clean Tech Delta originates and selects ideas, and brings them up to the project phase. It collaborates with its members and partners to close the implementation gap between an idea and a sustainable business.

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LIOF

LIOF is the regional development company for Limburg and supports innovative entrepreneurs with advice, network and financing.

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Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland

RVO helps enterprising Dutch people and policy makers in the field of sustainability, doing business across borders, agricultural entrepreneurship and innovation. Together with partners, RVO makes the Netherlands economically stronger and more sustainable.

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Stimulus MIT-ZUID

Stimulus Program Management is part of the province of Noord-Brabant, which carries out European, national and regional subsidy programs in the south of the Netherlands and Flanders. Stimulus advises and facilitates project applicants and implementers and monitors the progress and legitimacy of the subsidy projects.

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Worth project (EU)

WORTH creates and supports transnational collaborations between fashion designers, creative people, manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) and technology firms looking to develop design-driven and innovative products.

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