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The objective of this work is to compare the composite developed by Baldan (2015) with materials such as MDF (Medium Density Particleboard) and MDP (Medium Density Particleboard) for its application in the production of school furniture. In order to do so, we present the stages of preparation of the material developed by Baldan (2015) and the comparative tests developed (physical, mechanical and durability properties). The results showed that the recycled thermoset polyurethane composite presents satisfactory results when compared to MDF and MDP, and can be applied in the construction of school furniture. Also, the possibility of the developed material being recycled at the end of its useful life, guarantees the reverse logistics of the developed product and safeguards the sustainability of the process.

Authors: Gustavo Ribeiro Palma Nascimento, Victor José Dos Santos Baldan, Thales Martins Ponciano, Janaina M. H. Costa, Eduvaldo Paulo Sichieri, Javier Mazariegos Pablos

Conventional data collection methods in design projects, such as questionnaires and interviews, often result in inaccurate data, which is sometimes superficial for comparison and analysis. Therefore, the use of more empathic techniques can contribute to the collection and analysis of in-depth and real data. The purpose of this research is to describe the application of the card sorting technique associated with storytelling in a Product-Service System project for sustainability. As a result, these techniques contributed in understanding the preferences of the user regarding the proposal of a sustainable urban garden PSS, with an automated irrigation system. In this way, the application of the card sorting associated with storytelling allowed the identification of opportunities and challenges of the feasibility of implementing a service that offers an urban garden Product-Service System with a focus on sustainability.

Authors: Manuela Gortz, Alison Alfred Klein, Evelyne Pretti Rodrigues, Félix Vieira Varejão Neto, Henrique Kozlowiski Buzatto, Aguinaldo dos Santos