MC - Measured & Circulated

Reference number 2017-03194
Coordinator Swerea IVF AB - Avdelning Metoder
Funding from Vinnova SEK 891 752
Project duration October 2017 - August 2018
Status Completed
Venture Circular economy
Call Circular economy - Inquiries and simple test

Purpose and goal

To create more circular flows of products / components and materials, a business model is required that can create competitiveness for the companies. In addition, new measurement methods are needed to ensure quality before reuse. The measurement methods that exist today often involve a lot of manual work. For more circular flows, increased material availability, efficient sorting methods, and automation of dismantling / renovation / control is needed. This in order for companies to know that the re-manufactured products / components and materials maintain the quality demanded.

Expected results and effects

The project has resulted in a report compiling various circular economy issues and measurement methods that are important for companies. Important conclusions is that if measurement methods should be useful is that they work in industrial use, that the business model works for reuse and re-manufacture, that legislation allows reuse and re-manufacture. Within the projects, different methods of measurement has been compiled, its advantages and disadvantages and how they can be used today and further developed of methods. The project has also resulted in a new application.

Planned approach and implementation

The project was divided into a number of parts to investigate how to increase reuse and re-manufacturing in the manufacturing industry using measurement methods. The various parts were interviews with participating companies, a web search with a larger number of companies, a workshop with researchers and industry, and a literature study on existing measurement methods. All parts have contributed to the results at different levels, but the most important conclusion is that business models are an important component of a more circular economy in combination with measurement methods.

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