What are the possible strategies for the change of production paradigm traced by the circular economy? What are the opportunities offered to designers in terms of material innovation? How to orient yourself and move effectively, without falling into green washing?
To respond to the challenges dictated by requests and regulations increasingly guided by the Sustainable Development Goals, Materially proposes the “Materials and Sustainability” course, divided into four virtual meetings held by the experts of the Materially team. The training course introduces terminologies, basic concepts and methods of selecting the materials necessary to activate a culture of sustainability starting from the material. It also provides an updated perspective on the subject through an overview of the main key issues, accompanied by examples of low environmental impact solutions.
Four sessions lasting 2 hours each will tell, from raw materials to end-of-life, the possible approaches in the different types of materials, from plastics (of petrochemical or bio origin), to woods and derivatives, papers, textiles, leathers and imitation leathers, coatings, composites, etc.
The module explores the theme of recycling in its various facets, from recycled content to recyclability.
The module addresses the topic of bio-based materials (of plant or animal origin) for durable or single-use applications. Particular attention is given to the world of plastics and potential substitutes for materials of petrochemical origin such as paints, artificial leathers, composites, dyes, textile fibers, etc.
It also deals with:
The module considers the topic of agricultural and industrial waste both from the point of view of the manufacturer (disposal), and of their possible use as new raw materials, with a view to industrial symbiosis or design of materials.
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Each meeting is held in English, in live online mode, but will remain available to subscribers in streaming on a platform with dedicated access. Participants will also be given all presentations in .pdf format.
The training material and the videos are copyrighted and their use is reserved to the Participant for the sole purposes of the course. In particular, the use of the course contents or their transfer to third parties is not permitted.
Participation fees for non Italian residents* (VAT exempt):
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