TECHNE 22 (2021): Circular Transition and Design
Research and Experimentation

Product innovation between circular economy and Industry 4.0

Marianna Rotilio
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Edile-Architettura e Ambientale, Università degli Studi di L’Aquila, Italia
Published July 29, 2021
  • Product innovation,
  • Industry 4.0,
  • Secondary raw materials,
  • Corrugated cardboard,
  • Rfid
How to Cite
Rotilio, M. (2021). Product innovation between circular economy and Industry 4.0. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (22), 192-200.


In the construction sector, the new Industry 4.0 and circular economy paradigms are currently playing an increasingly important role in order to respond to demands for energetic efficiency, optimisation of resource usage, automation and production activities monitoring. Therefore, this article aims to at illustrate industrial research and an experimental development activity that led to the creation of an innovative product named MULTIFId. It consists of an intelligent, economical and low-emission panel, made with waste from the paper and cardboard industrial manufacturing process which intends to contribute to the development of the fundamental enabling technology of “Advanced Materials” for Intelligent Factories.