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Alternative Recycling of Waste Paper and Hemp Fibre into Innovative Heat Insulation Materials with Improved Thermal Conductivity

LAUNCH EVENT:

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LAUNCHING EVENT OF PILOT PRODUCTION LINE

On 24 November 2022, the launch event of the pilot production line “BFtechnology”, installed within the framework of LIFE project LIFE_PHIPP, and presentation of new thermal insulation material took place at Balticfloc production facility in Cesis. This launch event marks the closing stage of the project LIFE_PHIPP, but not the end of it.

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INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS:

BALTICFLOC PRESENTS LIFE_PHIPP PROJECT AT INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

Towards the end of the year, Balticfloc took part in several international exhibitions in Europe. These exhibitions involved “UK Construction Week Birmingham 2022” and “LondonBuild 2022” in Great Britain, and “FinnBuild 2022” in Finland. During these exhibitions, SIA Balticfloc acquainted visitors with LIFE project LIFE_PHIPP launched by the company, during which an innovative thermal insulation material is created from low class waste paper and high-value hemp fibre.

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DEMO HOUSE:

THERMAL INSULATION MATERIAL “BFLEX” INCORPORATED IN DEMO BUILDINGS

The LIFE project LIFE_PHIPP will create two demonstration houses in Latvia, which will be insulated with the innovative thermal insulation material made from low quality waste paper and high quality hemp fibre. The main objective of the demonstration houses is to evaluate the effectiveness of the insulation material using energy efficiency assessment methods. Data will be recorded and collected over a 12-month period.

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THERMAL INSULATION MATERIAL:

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SAMPLES OF THE THERMAL INSULATION MATERIAL HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED

Since launching of the pilot production line, the development and production of the new thermal insulation material tests is in full swing. The purpose of development of the material tests is to develop the optimal product formulation with the best possible technical properties. The work on the development of the final product runs for 6 months. During this period, multiple samples of the thermal insulation material have been produced.

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NEWSLETTER:

The fourth issue of the LIFE_PHIPP project Newsletter (No.4) has been released

It tells about launching production tests for thermal insulation material, receiving Category B environmental permit and visiting Latvian landfills, and see articles on low class waste paper and waste paper sorting. You can also watch a video that show the Pilot production line installation process.

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LATVIAN LANDFILLS:

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BALTICFLOC VISITS LATVIAN LANDFILLS

The Balticfloc LIFE project team has visited two Latvian landfills to learn about their operations and future plans for waste disposal, sorting, and recycling. EU regulations stipulate that only 10% of all municipal waste may be landfilled in Latvia by 2035. Currently, on average 40% of all municipal waste is landfilled in Latvia.

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THERMAL INSULATION MATERIAL:

WE ARE LAUNCHING PRODUCTION TESTS FOR THERMAL INSULATION MATERIAL

The pilot production line has been completed and the equipment has been tested for safety. The production of the innovative thermal insulation material has therefore been quickly launched simultaneously with process testing of the production line. We aim to develop the optimal product formulation with the best possible technical properties – density, thermal conductivity, air and sound permeability.

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ENVIRONMENTAL PERMIT:

ENVIRONMENTAL PERMIT FOR THE START OF PRODUCTION HAS RECEIVED

Balticfloc has received a Category B environmental permit for the operation of a new pilot production line. With the permit, testing of the production line and development tests of the innovative thermal insulation material have started, working on the perfect product recipe.

Balticfloc already holds a category B environmental permit as it has been manufacturing various products from recycled waste paper for several years. However, the document had to be supplemented by the specifications of the new production line, which was set up as part of the LIFE project.

 

Category B environmental permit

NEWSLETTER:

The third issue of the LIFE_PHIPP project Newsletter (No.3) has been released.

It tells about installation of the production line, participation in construction industry exhibitions and networking events with other LIFE projects, and see articles on the industrial hemp and its use in manufacturing. You can also watch a video story about the LIFE_PHIPP project made by the Portuguese television.

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PRODUCTION LINE :

INSTALLATION OF THE PRODUCTION LINE HAS COMPLETED

The process of installation of the prototype trial production line has completed and the stage of testing of the production line has started.

The production line was installed by the equipment manufacturer and supplier SIA ELEKTRO VILKS. It was installed in accordance with the production line configuration diagram and technical drawings.

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PROJECT “PAPER – HEMP INSULATION PILOT PRODUCTION” (LIFE PHIPP, LIFE17ENV/LV/000335) IS IMPLEMENTED WITH THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION LIFE PROGRAM AND STATE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY REPUBLIC OF LATVIA ADMINISTRATION OF LATVIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FUND.