Industrial sustainability and circular economy

In a world increasingly aware of the importance of protecting our environment, industry faces the challenge of finding sustainable solutions that allow them to operate in a responsible and environmentally friendly manner.

At NAITEC we integrate sustainability criteria into products and processes to help companies reduce their environmental footprint.

Life cycle analysis

It is based on the collection and analysis of the inputs and outputs of the system in order to obtain results that show its potential environmental impacts, with the aim of being able to determine strategies for their reduction.

Data collection and analysis.

Calculation and analysis of environmental impacts.

Recommendations for impact reduction.

Proposals for new materials and processes.

Lightening of materials

The lightweighting of materials brings both environmental and economic benefits, contributing to the reduction of energy consumption and thus to decarbonisation.

Advice on eco-design and functionality of sustainable materials.

Replacement of metal parts with composites (conventional or bio-based).

Improvement of resin properties through additivation.

Characterisation and validation of new materials.

Integration of printed electronics.

Formulation of coatings.

Green chemistry and bio-based materials

Green chemistry and bio-based materials focus on reducing environmental impact, promoting the use of renewable and biodegradable resources, and improving the efficiency of chemical processes to achieve greater sustainability and less dependence on non-renewable resources.

Formulation of coatings based on natural resins.  

Formulation of inks with bio-based components.

Characterisation and validation of new materials.

Second life and recycling

The circular economy is based on the idea of giving a second life to waste by transforming it into raw material for the same or another process.

Material selection according to recyclability criteria.

Advice on the use of recycled materials.

Study to define the maximum content of recycled material that a product or application can accept.

Study of chemical recycling of materials.


Ecodesign and product optimisation

Ecodesign aims to design products that minimise environmental impact throughout the entire life cycle from design to production, use and end of life.

Selection and development of new materials.


Modular design.

Mono-material compositions.

Efficiency and digital transformation of processes

Efficiency and digital transformation aim to minimise the time, consumption, waste and environmental impact of industrial processes.


Simulation and digital twin.  

Predictive analysis with AI.

Zero defects and waste reduction.

Fluid dynamic studies for efficient thermal and electrical management.

Alternative manufacturing methods: functional printing, additive manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, composites…


Infrastructures and equipment

Equipment for the formulation of new materials: ball mill, tri-cylinder mill, stainless steel table for the manufacture of composites, lithography, etc. // Prototyping, from 2D, 3D and nano-manufacturing laboratory level, to pre-industrial scale (pilot plant) // Nanoparticle laboratories, characterisation and validation of polymeric and metallic materials, structural systems, clean rooms, etc. (profilometer, SEM, microscopes, environmental tests, physical tests, etc…).

Areas of expertise

Ecodesign and Energy Intelligence // Validation Engineering // Advanced and Sustainable Manufacturing // New Materials