DenimX helps companies to reach their sustainability goals by offering them consultancy and product development services. The next overview shows a selection of some of our succesfully realized projects.
Just like any other apparel manufacturer, Nike's vast logistic operations results in a certain volume of unsold items that are no longer suitable for sales. This may be due to damage during handling, unwanted sizes or colours, misfits in volume or application and more. In close collaboration with Nike's Sustainability Dpt. DenimX created a new circular application for this discarded apparel.
After extensive research and testing, DenimX was able to define a recipe and produce a design of an acoustic panel that meets all functional, commercial and aesthetic requirements of Nike's Workplace Design, thus creating new value for Nike, based on its own waste streams.
In this project, DenimX did not only take care of the design, engineering, production and installation of the panels but also made sure that the panels were tested and certified by a notified body in order to meet acoustic and fire safety regulations. Moreover, DenimX succeeded in reaching the maximum amount of acoustic absorption within the speech spectrum.
The co-creation between Nike and DenimX led to a new sustainable innovation where (former) waste streams are translated into functional acoustic panels that offer Nike's Work Places a better working environment and are able to tell Nike's sustainable story.
DSM Dyneema® is the manufacturer of the worlds strongest fiber that is used in anti-ballistic applications and bullitproof vests. After fulfilling its lifecycle duties, the bullitproof vests are mostly destroyed, thus eliminating the value that the fibers do have.
In order to demonstrate possible new applications for these discarded vests, DSM Dyneema® asked DenimX to design a presenation table in which both the inside of the vests as the textile covers were reprocessed. The table serves duty as an eye catcher during fairs and expositions and offers DSM Dyneema® the possibility to explain its view and vision on sustainability and circular economy.
In co-creation with the Dutch Ministry of Defense, The Arnhem University of Applied Sciences (HAN), Greijn Forming Solutions and SaveInc, DenimX designed the bodyparts of an old motorcycle, based on the re-use of discarded army uniforms. Students of the HAN exchanged the conventional combustion engine with an electric one whereas the Air Manoeuvre Brigade of Dutch Defense took care of the software programming and installation.
After design and engineering by DenimX, the bodyparts where thermoformed by Greijn Forming Solutions. The bike made its maiden tour during the Black Cross in Lichtenvoorde where it showed its potential by finishing several rounds on the motorcross track.
During a vivid brainstorm a dedicated team of Auto Recycling Nederland ARN (Dutch Car Recycling) and DenimX investigated all kind of possible applications for the remaining waste streams of the car destruction process. Especially the textile parts that remain after cars are disassembled create a difficult composition of several materials.
By using structured brainstorm techniques, DenimX helped ARN to identify, visualize and weigh several possible new applications that vary on the scale of evident, conventional to unconventional, out-of-the-box solutions.
The steel and oil-based plastic bodyparts of the cool, hip Meijs Motorman Electric Bike were replaced by the sustainable DenimX composite, based on recycled obsolete jeans and bio-based plastic.
By displaying the recycled material, DenimX offers the driver of the Meijs Motorman to express his/her sustainable lifestyle and contributes to the image of both the owner as the brand.