Mapping of the conditions for efficient remanufacturing of furniture used in public environments
Research Project, 2022 – 2023

Remanufacturing means that the original producer takes back and renovates used. This is made to a small extent today. At the same time, demand for remanufactured products from customers in the public sector is increasing. Producing companies see remanufacturing as an important issue but lack effective production strategies to meet this demand. In this project, we map the conditions through dialogue with producing companies, the public sector, and other actors in the form of workshops, meetings, and interviews. We also map previous research in this area. Remanufacturing extends the life of products, product components and materials and thus contributes to sustainable use of resources, reduces the need for new wood raw materials and deforestation.This project has gotten support from the strategic innovation program RE:Source, which is financed by Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency and Formas.


Mirka Kans (contact)

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Peter Almström

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management


Gärsnäs AB


Gemla Fabrikers AB


Linnaeus University

Växjö, Sweden

Region Kalmar Län

Kalmar, Sweden

Region Kronoberg

Växjö, Sweden

Träcentrum Nässjö Kompetensutveckling AB

Nässjö, Sweden


Swedish Energy Agency

Project ID: P2022-00321
Funding Chalmers participation during 2022–2023

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Sustainable development

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Innovation and entrepreneurship

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