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What is HONEXT®?

HONEXT® is an innovative Barcelona-based company that manufactures a carbon-neutral, circular, biotech process that upcycles waste fibres into fully recyclable and non-toxic boards for construction applications.

Established in 2011 by co-founders Pere and Pol Merino, HONEXT® is based on a research project from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. After 10 years of development, HONEXT® boards are manufactured at no cost to the planet at the company’s first functional factory, integrated into a landfill in Vacarisses, Spain.

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Why HONEXT®? What makes it so unique?

In the EU alone, paper mills generate more than 7 million tons of sludge waste per year – a volume that only increases as paper recycling rates grow.

Through a proprietary and proven manufacturing process, HONEXT® has managed to turn waste fibres that would otherwise end up in a landfill into a healthy, circular alternative to traditional partitioning and cladding materials that can be endlessly recycled.

All the waste we use to make our panels comes from local sources, which eliminates the need to transport materials across long distances. No transport, no CO2 – a production model that, together with our zero-emissions process results in a neutral carbon footprint.

And this is just the beginning. Our goal is to create a globally distributed network of modular production plants that solves the paper industry’s pervasive waste problem by upcycling waste right where it is generated.

Learn more about what makes our value proposition unique here.