LIFE ALL-IN aims to launch an innovative eco-friendly integrated process that, for the first time, combines, on the same machine, the AHPs production process with processes for the on-line manufacturing of raw materials usually manufactured offline as well as raw materials transformation processes. The technology led to the design of a one-of-a-kind production line that combines the non-woven conversion and post-processing phases together with the final diaper assembly, allowing significant materials saving and CO2 emissions decrease as well as notable costs reduction.
A decrease of the raw materials amount used in AHPs manufacturing, keeping the same or better functionality, efficacy and overall performances;
A reduction of the number of the steps along the raw materials supply chain, thus saving the total energy needed for the process to be operated, the materials used for reels and components packaging and the CO2 related to materials transportation.
To save, within three years from the end of the project, up to thousands oftons of raw materials used for AHPs manufacturing, reducing in turn the amount of generated waste, to decrease CO2 emissions thanks to the reduction of several steps along the raw materials supply chain, and to save energy along the whole AHPs production process.
The technological challenge of LIFE ALL-IN consists of the integration of different kind of manufacturing and transformation processes maintaining the same or even improving product performances. This will impactthe whole AHPs and non-woven sector, leading SMEs but also large industries towards a lower-cost business model and more environmental- friendly processes.
Fameccanica (FMD) is an international Group operating in automation and robotics for the consumer goods industry. It develops high productivity machines and technologies and high value-added digital services, with an approach continuously aimed at sustainability, to meet the needs of competitiveness and innovation of its customers.
Fameccanica coordinates the All-in project as leading equipment supplier for the AHPs converting industry worldwide. In accordance to Fameccanica sustainability commitment, the All-in project takes up the baton from the LIFE GLUELESS project, aimed at significantly reduce the amount of glue in the AHP production process.
The role of the FMD team is the scale-up, industrialization and testing of four sub-processes to be included in the AHPs machines. FMD will be responsible for ensuring that all the activities are managed in order to achieve the best results in terms of system functionality, environmental (LCA) and socioeconomic benefits. Moreover, FMD will be responsible for the market introduction of the new solution as well as for the application of the same concept to other industrial sectors.
Since 1992 Fater is a joint-venture between Angelini Group and Procter & Gamble. In Italy FATER is a leading manufacturer of absorbent hygiene products – such as Pampers nappies, Lines sanitary napkins and pantyliners, Lines Specialist adult incontinence products, and much more. Both in Italy and other 37 countries worldwide FATER operates also in detergent products for fabrics and home care.
FATER supports All-in project as associated beneficiary and end-user of the AHP equipment, having the technical expertise to test and approve the project results, in accordance with the Company commitment in sustainability, testified by the recent installation of a pilot plant for the recycling of disposable hygienic absorbent products in use at Contarina spa (Lovadina di Spresiano – Treviso).
PNO Consultants SAS is European independent public funding and innovation consultancy firm, present in 7 countries, with 30 years of hands-on expertise. Created in 1985, PNO is a high-growth knowledge-intensive company, supporting over 2000 clients throughout Europe, annually developing over 250 European consortia.
In the LIFE ALL-IN project PNO Consultants is in charge of the Dissemination, Communication & Exploitation activities.