Digital material passports - HONEXT®
This is part of the 'Unlocking sustainable designs through digital material passports' exhibited at The Summit — BE-ST Fest '23.
This material started with a vision to protect the planet and a challenge of how the polluting residue from paper and cardboard could be upgraded into something useful and valuable.
HONEXT® comes from waste and aims never to become waste again. These boards are made from primary paper waste sludge that is upcycled into non-toxic, recyclable, flame-retardant boards.
They are a bio-based, circular and carbon-negative alternative to traditional fiberboard, totally non-toxic and resin free. Lightweight, strong and with excellent acoustic properties, this product is fully recyclable and comes with a take-back system.
DIGITAL MATERIAL PASSPORT
Product Name: HONEXT®
Supplier: Maconda Materials
- Raw Material Sourced:
- Manufacture Site:
Barcelona, Spain (Main Factory)
- Biogenic Content (i.e. natural material content/sequestered carbon info):
- Recycled Content:
100% (Made from industrial cardboard waste)
- Embodied Carbon Value:
Upfront Embodied Carbon: 92.5 kgCO2e/m3
Biogenic Carbon: -751 kgCO2e/m3
Product Lifecycle Embodied Carbon: -3.146 kgCO2e/m3
Life Span: 25 years
Product EPD is available online
Circularity, to cover aspects like:
- Takeback schemes:
HONEXT take back used products for recycling at end of life
- Reuse Potential:
High reuse and repurpose potential and a low amount of adhesive is needed so can be easily disassembled at end of its first life
Health & Wellbeing
- Material Emissions:
Minimal VOC Emissions (Self-declared)
- Material Content:
Minimal VOC Content (Self-declared)
- Ingredient Transparency:
Disclosed ingredients: Recycled Cardboard, silicates, water (Third-party verified)
- Hazardous Materials:
None found (Third-party verified)
- Cradle-to-Cradle Certified Gold
- C2C Certified® Material Health Certificate™ Gold Level
- Green Building Council Spain (Certificacion Verde)
What is a digital material passport?
A material passport is a digital document listing all the materials that are included in a product or construction during its life cycle in order to facilitate circularity decisions in supply chain management at the end of the building life.
At Cundall, we want to create a passport for materials and products that will also provide information before its use, so designers and contractors have a better understanding of the materials and their impact on the embodied carbon and health well-being of a project, facilitating the inclusion of the best low carbon and healthy materials that align with their design.