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Chopped rubbers and plastics as raw material for bricks and other construction materials

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Use the residual rubber or EVA as main ingredient of house bricks or particle board. Chop the waste in tiny (micro) pieces, and with the use of some binder, create construction materials. Basically, the same thing that the wood industry does with melamine boards, but using the plastic waste as a base.

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

How specifically will these materials be incorporated into your solution?

The chopped waste will be the main component of the particle board or the brick.

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?

  • Research & Early Testing

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

Builders, Home Depot type of companies, social house builders. The business model could change dpending of the final properties of the fiberboard like product. For example, if one of the main properties of the board is that is cushioned, one customer segment target could be the doll house industry. If the price is lower than traditional fiberboards, and the insulating properties are good, another target could be social homes, like the ones provided by Techo (www.techo.org) in LATAM.

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

Obstacle: finding the correct binder, and having a competitive cost scheme compared to traditional construction materials.

How is your idea innovative?

The waste will be looked in a construction material, so it won't be lurking in the environment for long.

In what city are you located?

Santiago

In what country are you located?

Chile

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