News from Nabore®
News from Nabore®
The French promotional association VALESENS is a PTCE awardee and acts as an incubator of circular economy projects for the department of Indre-et-Loire. A Pôle Territorial de Coopération (PTCE for short) means that several actors of a territory join forces to create projects for the future. A fantastic tool for the development of economic, innovative and cooperative solidarity projects at the level of a region.
VALESENS is also the initiator of the "Mon Beau Déchet" competition for innovation in upcycling, of which NABORE is a sponsor. After the collaboration Valesens are investigating the construction of a new regional factory for the production of innovative materials from leather scraps using the NABORE technology. The aim of this project is to set up an industrial processing plant for leather waste to produce new high quality surface materials. It is obtained by agglomeration of shredded leather waste and binders and is used in numerous existing and future applications (fashion, automotive, household, transport). The factory in partnership with NABORE FRANCE has similar characteristics to a paper production plant. It can process up to 3300 tons of leather scraps per year and also produce a composite material from hemp. On an area of 1.5 ha it can create 35-40 jobs. Its location is currently being examined together with Dev'Up.
After the success of the first competition on the theme of leather scraps and waste in 2021, the French association VALESENS, on the occasion of the France Design Week, has invited this year together with NABORE®.
The motto of the competition "Mon Beau Déchet 2022" (My Beautiful Waste) is "Innovation of Use". NABORE® is the ideal partner with its zero-waste technology, which uses the valuable resource of leather in its entirety. The designers, artists and students were provided with 9 high-performance materials made from leather cuttings and natural binders. From soft to firm, in natural colours, from anthracite grey to natural beige, the materials offered a creative field. The designers have exploited the potential and created a wide variety of processing techniques, innovative combinations, constructions and transformable objects.
The winners are: First prize and prize of the public: Aurélien Sauvestre - stool Industry Prize: Clara Besnard and Maelisse Berthomé - Jewellery box Second prize: Camille Roussel - screen Third prize: Antoine Brachet - Bottle carrier bag
The winners' objects are made in small series by a local manufactory that brings together designers, experts and young professionals.
Valesens is a support association for the appreciation and promotion of sensory design and technologies in the French region of Tours.