Company presenting the brief
HONEXT®️ is an innovative Barcelona-based company that upcycles waste fibres into fully recyclable, non-toxic panels using a carbon-neutral and circular biotech process.
Today, HONEXT® uses as main raw material the sludge waste from paper mills, the volume of which continues to increase as paper recycling rates grow. Only in the EU, paper mills generate more than 8 million tons of this waste every year.
The HONEXT®️ Industrial Process is bio-based, zero-waste, and resin-free. It reinforces and protects the bonds between cellulose fibres, creating 100% recyclable fibreboards with no added emissions of VOCs such as formaldehyde. HONEXT®️ panels have a wide range of applications for the interior furniture and built environment.
HONEXT®️ was established in 2011 by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya researchers and three generations of the Merino family: Ferran, Pere and Pol Merino. After 10 years of development, HONEXT® manufactures its panels at no cost to the planet in the company’s first functional factory, integrated in a landfill in Vacarisses (Barcelona, Spain).