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ERI Eco Reserch Institute Ltd.

ERI'S REVOLUTIONARY BREAKTHROUGH ADRESSES A NEW SOLUTION TO CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Construction industry is a huge market where lots of plastics products are produced. Hence the industry has been involved in various environmental and safety issues such as CFC (Chlorofluorocarbon, blowing agent of heat insulation products) and sick building syndrome. Consumers are requesting the industry to handle these problems more and more seriously but the biggest challenge has been the cost of new technology, i.e. "Eco-friendly products = Higher cost".

Based on the customer's "Eco-Friendly New Products with Reasonable Prices" requirement, ERI developed unique 100% Bio-Based Eco Composites with a trademark, earth republic®. They are for foamed product applications.

The fabrication is extrusion and customers can manufacture their own products by adding foamable polyolefin.
The basic ingredients of finished products are as follows.

  • 55% to 60% of Bio-Based Composites consisting of paper powder and starch (biomass materials)
  • 40% to 45% of Foamable Polyolefin, mostly polypropylene

ERI's Pellets

Customer's Product
(Heat Insulation)

Steam Foaming Image

Unique Features

  • New 100% bio-based composites with renewable material content to reduce fossil based materials
  • Waste paper from paper companies and paper products factories can be used to reduce carbon footprint dramatically
  • Proprietary dry paper grinding technology enables the mass production of micron szie paper powder

Market Impact

earth republic® IS THE MATERIAL FOR THE FUTURE.

  • Wide range of end product applications
  • Competitive price by using waste paper
  • Improve your brand image and claim bio-based origin
  • Global need increasing for this new eco-friendly bio-based composites

earth republic® Differences

  • Principal ingredients are paper powder, starch and (polyolefin, mainly polypropylene)
  • No Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)
  • No Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
  • Free from Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)
  • Good heat insulation function
  • Good sound insulation function
  • Very light end products
  • No toxic gas emission in case of incineration
  • Designed for steam foamed extrusion

Application Examples

Heat Insulation Boards

Heat Insulation (flame retardant)

earth republic® and
Oriented Strand Board (OSB)

earth republic® and
Plaster (Gypsum) Board

earth republic® and
Plywood Board

earth republic® and
Plastic Cardboard

Protective Packaging

Protective Packaging

Transportaition Cushion

earth republic® ECO-EFFICIENCY

* The data cannot be guaranteed.
* LCA covers inventory analysis only.
* Carbon neutral for PLA incineration
* Standard unit: 1kg
* Paper: Cut-Off Waste Paper
* Software: JEMAI-LCA Pro

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