SUSTAINABILITY: GETTING A LOT OUT OF LITTLE
Our story begins when Odd Stenerud decided to make knobs at a time when fuel was difficult to obtain. Since 1955, we have focused on getting a lot out of little – finding opportunities in challenges. Through several years of targeted research and development projects, we have acquired knowledge that provides new opportunities. With our knowledge of material properties and process, we can transform the present challenge into the products of the future.
Reuse of material has played a big role from the start. Focus on good resource utilization of materials, machines and buildings has always been a matter of course.
Thermoplastic is recyclable, and our goal is to take a leading position in sharing knowledge about circular economy and methods to enable a sustainable value chain. We do this through collaboration across the value chain and together with leading research environments, researchers and academic environments.
See the highlights of our work to get a lot out of little.
40% of the material consumption in the components of AKVA Group in recycled material. Throughout the walkway, we have replaced virgin plastic with recycled plastic. Together we have created a circular material loop for components for aquaculture.
’ 21 HYPA
Create high-value products from environmentally friendly materials with low value (recycled plastic from, among other things, waste from the marine industry and post-consumer). Demonstrator is a shopping cart for Rema 1000.
’ 21 INVISIBLE CONNECTIONS
Has replaced virgin with recycled plastic from household waste in the entire product portfolio.
’ 20 BIO-COMP
Seek commercial application of knowledge from, among others, Fibercomp by developing biocomposites for wall and floor products that are part of Alloc's SPL process.
’ 20 POCO-PLASTICS
Provide new knowledge about circular economy, and approaches to enable a sustainable value chain with development around recycled plastic from Norwegian aquaculture.
’ 20 ROAD-TECH
Development of recyclable plug for bread sticks. Discarded plugs become new with the same high quality. Our first project with a comprehensive overview. Circular utilization of the product. Plasto on the owner's side.
’ 20 SSD (BIG INJECTION MOLDED PARTS)
Further development for commercialization of knowledge and technology from Megamould. Develop technology for efficient production of large injection molded parts in thermoplastic.
’ 20 WONDREST
Develop a circular business model that ensures that components and materials are included in several cycles of use, in line with circular economy. Research project together with bed manufacturer Wonderland.
MC 250 - the first product designed based on the properties of recycled material.
’ 18 INTELLI-MOULD
Introduce injection molding production into the industrial production of the future with regard to Industry 4.0, digitization and sustainability.
’ 16 MEGA-MOULD
Develop technology and knowledge to realize the vision of SISVI, with the goal of efficient production of large injection molded components, use of recycled materials and circular material flows.
’ 15 FIBER-COMP
BIA project, with a focus on developing a technology platform for the production of the next generation of high-quality biocomposite.
Increased competitiveness for Norwegian industry based on shared value creation and sustainability, where both strategic, economic and societal needs are met. Through this project, our vision of circular material flow for deliveries to aquaculture was conceived.
’ 09 WOOD FIBER
Tests with wood fiber composite for customers in the furniture industry.
’ 05 HIGH PERFORMANCE
Strategy to strive for high value and performance from low-value raw materials, which have a low environmental footprint and good recycling schemes.
Soda corks for furniture. Wood fiber for furniture.
’ 99 ISO 14001
Environmental management, as required by Automotive.
EMAS report. Verified environmental management. Requirements from Håg.
’ 98 ISO 9001
Quality management, as required by Automotive.