Actionable knowledge to develop more sustainable products
Övrigt konferensbidrag, 2013

Companies need to develop more sustainable products to fit into more sustainable future markets, and there is need for ways to guide towards and compare sustainability already early in material or product development. How this can be handled has been studied through action research in a material development project aiming to develop wood-based materials to replace petroleum-based materials while ensuring a more sustainable product. A specific focus was put on creating actionable knowledge to facilitate innovation towards more sustainable products by translating and integrating significant product sustainability characteristics into each team member’s specific area of expertise and everyday work. The insights are now used in different other on-going projects in a textile industry setting and in relation to companies’ management systems.

Sustainability assessment

management systems

team learning

product development



Gunilla Clancy

Chalmers, Kemi- och bioteknik, Kemisk miljövetenskap

Morgan Fröling

Magdalena Svanström

Chalmers, Kemi- och bioteknik, Kemisk miljövetenskap

Sverker Alänge

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Industriell kvalitetsutveckling

6th International Conference on Life Cycle Management, Göteborg, 25-28 August


Hållbar utveckling

Innovation och entreprenörskap



Annan naturvetenskap

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