RINA provides a wide range of services across the Energy, Marine, Certification, Real Estate and Infrastructure, Mobility and Industry sectors.
With over 4,400 employees and 200 offices in 70 countries worldwide, RINA is a member of key international organizations and an important contributor to the development of new legislative standards.
The Industry business unit provides high-added value integrated services to all industries, with a special focus on manufacturing, steel and heavy industry, aerospace and defence. RINA’s mission is to support clients in boosting their competitiveness where materials, technologies and Innovation play a critical role, providing confidential expertise for many types of strategic industrial initiatives.
RINA’s clients have come to rely on the technical services we provide, helping them make the right management decisions, optimising economics in terms of investment, development, maintenance, repair or replacement strategies, but always setting availability, safety and sustainability as a priority.
RINA provides support to clients by strengthening their technical know-how, even providing on-premises capabilities. Thanks to our international and multidisciplinary teams and to our unrivalled application expertise across all industrial sectors, RINA creates high value by cross-fertilising ideas between different industrial sectors and assessing alternative concepts through our modelling and simulation methodologies.
As an experienced and skilled company, RINA contributes to CISUFLO project in:
- Developing an integrated product information system, named ePRODIS.
- Improving the integration of all datasets available in flooring manufacturing and the tracking of all steps that transform the flows of recycled materials into secondary raw material.
- Creating a connection between the product information and the product itself through the tagging of the products.
- Making available a dedicated product passport for each platform stakeholder containing useful information about the product.
RINA strongly believes that the availability, sharing, and integration of data is the key to improving the circularity and sustainability of floorcovering products. Therefore RINA is delighted to support the CISUFLO project, contributing to the development of a circular economy for the flooring sector.
In the development of ePRODIS RINA is supported by the Chair of Sociology of Technology and Organization (STO) of RWTH Aachen University. STO focusses on a user-centred design of the human-machine interface (HMI) of ePRODIS.
A further tool which aims at facilitating the industrial take-up of project results is the “Systemic Transition Support tool” (STS tool). The task for the development of this tool is led by the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University. The STS tool comprises following functions:
- Inform on applicable legislation, standards, collection schemes
- Outline potential scenarios (re-use, recycling) for EoL flooring waste
- Provide instructions for tagging and linking to the ePRODIS platform
- Propose material (combinations) and manufacturing options
- Offer an overview of potential circular business models and corresponding value chains
STO and ITA also support the activities of the consortium regarding the pilots (e.g. on tagging mechanisms in the manufacturing of Circular Textile Floor Coverings).