To decarbonize the automotive value chain, innovations that enhance the life cycle and circularity performance of the vehicles are needed at a faster pace. To support this decarbonization goal, ALMA, an EU-sponsored Horizon 2020 project, aims to develop a novel, lightweight structure (at TRL 8) for a battery electric vehicle that has lower environmental impacts compared to conventional design. ALMA project applies a two-level approach: 1) holistic eco-design of the novel vehicle structure and 2) adoption of circular economy principles across the entire vehicle life cycle.Continue reading “Design for Sustainability (D4S) and Design for Circularity (D4C) for the automotive industry using state-of-the art sustainability assessment tool”
A presentation by Barend Ubbink, Quality Assurance at ARN Auto Recycling. Great to work together with the whole end-of-life vehicle recycling chain that’s achieve a recyclingperformance of 98,4 % in 2019. Recycling is a team effort, we need to do this together!Continue reading “Recycling of the end of life vehicles in the Netherlands and the upcoming challenges”
Presented by Thijs Romans, Group Leader Engineering Analysis at VIRO. In order to use composites in automotive applications, it must be proven that existing solutions (metallic based) can be replaced by them. This involves many considerations (strength, fatigue, weight, durability, cost, etc.).Continue reading “Advancements in analysis methods for composite automotive applications”
Scandinavian Enviro Systems and the French global tyre manufacturer Michelin have signed three definitive agreements that form the basis of the companies’ strategic partnership. The agreements regulate the terms for a jointly owned plant for the recycling of end-of-life tyres in Chile, the terms and conditions for Michelin’s use of Enviro’s patented technology, and payment for this, and the terms and conditions for payment to Enviro for deliveries of technology and services to the jointly owned plant in Chile.Continue reading “Michelin and Enviro will build a recycling plant for Tyres”
by Marc Huisman, Program Manager Lightweight Automotive, Brightlands Materials Center
This presentation will show a unique material processing concept of thermo-mechanical recycling that uses post-industrial or post-consumer continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic waste material and turns into an engineering material that can be used in compression molding or injection molding of technically demanding applications such as required in the automotive industry.Continue reading “reLFT: A sustainable solution for thermoplastic composite waste?”
Presented by Paul Habets, Director Marketing and Sales at Fibrant.
Polyamide 6 (PA6) is one of the most versatile engineering plastics in our society and widely used for many good reasons. Due to its high strength, impact performance at a wide temperature range, PA6 can be used in many high performance parts.Continue reading “Polyamide production and precursor choices driving sustainability performance”
A presentation by Niels van der Aar, Strategy Projects Manager Focus area Sustainability at ARLANXEO.
This presentation will highlight specific rubber developments for sustainable mobility.
We all know for sure that drive technology will change! Various OEMs announced to stop new developments with respect to combustion engines and start accelerating developments related to hybrid, electrical and fuel cell driven vehicles.
A presentation by Bert Havenith, Sustainability Director, Strategic Intelligence Director at DSM.
Main automotive trends as related to Tailgate Emission Reduction and GHG and Carbon Footprint Reduction and the quest for more Circular Economy Solutions will be presented and elucidated from the point of view of DSM Engineering Materials.Continue reading “Main Sustainability Trends in Mobility from a High Performance Plastics point of view”
A presentation by Paul van den Heuvel, Business Manager Performance Materials & Performance Enhancers at Polyscope Polymers BV.
In this presentation we will show our latest material innovations for the Automotive market and, more importantly, we will share our thoughts on Business Innovation.Continue reading “Transitioning to a new business model for Innovation in Automotive: How a material supplier leads the way”
A presentation by Luc van Neer, CEO, FAST Automotive Group.
FAST Automotive Group has a global unique cooperation structure for developing innovations in the automotive industry. The industry is undergoing a tremendous transformation and the current business structures are under pressure and do not always provide the right framework to achieve the level of innovations, including sustainable solutions, which is required.Continue reading “The emergence of a new business model for automotive innovations”