rehub develops new technologies to process non-recyclable glass waste
we merge tradition and handcraft with innovation and design, following the principles of circular economy, striving for a zero-waste society.
rehub has invented a new process to manipulate glass, especially all the glass waste which is formally “non-recyclable”. In Murano - rehub's current home – glass factories produce about 1,000 tons of non-recyclable glass-waste a year. Murano's numbers only reflect a global issue: Europe alone produces 8 million tonnes of non-recyclable glass waste per year.
To tackle this huge problem rehub has forged its mission.
Through our patent pending technologies we want to promote a complementary recycling chain to process all the glass-waste that does not meet the standards to enter the existing one. We want to give new value to millions of tons of waste that today go either to landfill or are transformed through down-cycling processes, converting a cost into an opportunity and using a process that is safe, flexible, sustainable, and energy saving.
We transform the glass waste into a paste that can be easily manipulated at room temperature.
The glass paste is safe, sustainable and can be stored and used when needed.
We can create 100% glass surfaces using roll forming characterized with a high level of customization. These surfaces can be further manipulated using most of the common natural stone tools.
We can shape the glass paste using injection moulding or extrusion to create solid and stable products.
Our 3D printer has a patent-pending extruder and can create almost any type of object.
A quick step into the electric oven for stabilisation. Compared to traditional glass manufacturing processes, our process reduces energy consumption of 70%
WHAT WE OFFER
rehub wants to commercialise its technologies helping clients to transform their costs related to waste management into new stream revenues. The aim is to reduce the environmental impact, energy consumption and related expenses of the industries that produce this waste, and to facilitate their ecological transition by promoting an innovative and sustainable (economically and environmentally) process.
Companies equipping themselves with rehub technology will be able to optimise resources and respond to increasingly stringent regulations and demands for 'green' certification.
The road to fully operational machines is still long, but our R&D team is working to develop more and more powerful and efficient machines.
In the meantime, we are helping Murano glass factories to reduce their impact on the environment by turning their waste into new objects. We also develop capsule collections or objects for fashion and furniture companies.