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From Bike Pedal, Slipper, Mats to WPC & Building Materials

Almost all Nike Grind materials can be reused/recycled via FPC, an agricultural waste based composite which serves as an effective binder.

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FPC (Fiber Particulate Composite) is a very versatile material made from mainly agricultural waste. if used 100% FPC, products can be 100% biodegradable and compostable even under the oceans; if used by combining other recycled material, FPC acts as an effective "binder" which will not only enable the possibility of recycling of varieties of plastic waste, textile waste, and even ocean waste (the wood-floor like board in the picture contains 20% ocean waste, yet stronger than most WPC), but also posses the possibility of "Upcycling", with product performance/quality better than the virgin material/original design. The board on the left contains 30% recycled textile waste of PET/Cotton with varieties of color which durability shows more than double than most WPC in the market.

Almost all Nike Grind materials can be reused/recycled via FPC, with products such as Bike Pedal, Slipper, Mats, WPC & Building Materials or similar, even with many possible creative and inspiring products in the future.

An academic research paper with the title of “An Agricultural Waste Based Composite to Replace or Reduce the Use of Plastics”, presented at 2017 International Conference on Sustainable Development and Green Technology (SDGT 2017) is attached here to show the "Upcycling Capability" of FPC based product including FPC Yoga Mat (presentatoin file also attached) which uses 50% FPC to replace Natural Rubber, and the performance result is that FPC Yoga Mat is about equal or better than 100% Natural Ruber. (This paper will be published at IJESD, May or June issue of 2018)

Data comparison of FPC based building material with WPC (Wood Plastic Composite) in the market will be published later, maybe we can also include testing data from the products using Nike Grind materials to be published in the future.

Company / Organization Name (if applicable)

eTouch Innovation Co., Ltd.

Website (if applicable)

www.etouchic.com

Which Nike Grind materials will your idea utilize?

  • Rubber Outsoles
  • Rubber Flashings
  • Rubber Granulate
  • EVA Foam Injection Scraps
  • EVA Foam Flashings
  • EVA Foam Sheets & Blocks
  • EVA Foam Components
  • Laminated EVA Foam
  • Mixed Apparel Textile
  • Mixed Footwear Textile
  • Footwear Fiber "Fluff"

How specifically will these materials be incorporated into your solution?

1. Bike pedal and/or Yoga Mat etc.: >20% of Nike Rubber Outsoles/Flashings/Granulate (Granulate is preferred) + >30% FPC in a traditional plastic injection machine 2. Slipper, Floor Mat and/or Car Mat etc.: >20% of Nike EVA Form Injection Scraps/Flashings/Sheets & Blocks/Form Components/Laminated EVA Foam will be ground into powders, + >30% FPC in a traditional plastic forming machine 3. WPC like, Wood-Floor like and/or other green building material >20% of Nike Mixed Apparel Textile/Mixed Footwear Textile/Footwear Fiber Fluff will be shredded into small pieces, + >30% FPC in a traditional plastic extrusion machine 4. Light FPC Forming Board Alternative green building material can be achieved by Forming process (instead of Extrusion), a very light and sturdy (Hardness >85) real product FPC forming board with 0 (ZERO) Formaldehyde, water-resistant characteristics and better sound/heat insulation than Wood or Plastic is shown as the attachment using FPC + recycled EVA scrapes, which is suitable for green building materials such as celling, partition, aloft furniture or moisture-resistant furniture or healthy building materials without any glue (0 Formaldehyde). 5. Turns EVA Scapes/Composite and/or other plastic waste to Clean Diesel through R-ONE technology R-ONE technolgy is the BEST solution to resolve CURRENT plastic problems in the world, both on the land and in the ocean. See the recent published paper at International Journal of Environmental Science and Development (IJESD ISSN:2010-0264), April 2018: http://www.ijesd.org/show-106-1512-1.html (Biography section also shows the induction of myself) FPC technology is the BEST solution to resolve FUTURE plastic problems in the world, by making the "Organic plastic (100% FPC) biodegradable, or maximize the recycling contents (FPC as a binder) for all kinds of plastic waste, textile waste, or even ocean waste.

Please include a visual (can be either 2D or 3D) representation/prototype of your concept. (required)

What is the current stage of development of your idea?

  • Piloting
  • Full-scale roll-out

Describe your target market. Who will benefit from your product?

World-wide. Everyone in the world.

How will you scale your idea? Please describe in detail your plan to scale your concept.

Those are real products. We can utilize Nike Grind materials right away

How is your idea innovative?

The 1st in the world to use mainly agricultural waste as a binder, to utilize plastic waste, textile waste, and ocean waste, so that the products can be >90% made from waste material R-ONE technolgy is the BEST solution to resolve CURRENT plastic problems in the world, both on the land and in the ocean. FPC technology is the BEST solution to resolve FUTURE plastic problems in the world, by making the "Organic plastic (100% FPC) biodegradable, or maximize the recycling contents (FPC as a bind)

What inspired this idea?

Sustainability & Circular Economy

Tell us about yourself and your team. What is your background and experience?

Gordon Yu, currently the CEO of Etouch Innovation Co. Ltd., Managing Director & Chief Strategy Officer of EVP, Chief Strategy Officer of UWin Nanotech, and Managing Director of Taiwan Hsinchu Green Industry Association.

In what city are you located?

Taipei

In what country are you located?

Taiwan

What is your legal / organizational structure? (if applicable)

Corp.

Please describe how becoming a Top Idea will support the growth of your concept.

Greatly accepted by users/customers, which will be key to Circular Economy

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Hi Gordon Yu and the From Bike Pedal, Slipper, Mats to WPC & Building Materials  team,

A reminder that the ideas phase of this Challenge closes in less than one hour, at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Please have your submission updated by this deadline with content to all proposal questions complete.

Excited to have you in the Challenge!

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