Design for Sustainability (D4S) and Design for Circularity (D4C) for the automotive industry using state-of-the art sustainability assessment tool

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.

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Polyamide production and precursor choices driving sustainability performance

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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.

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Sustainable elastomer solutions for future mobility

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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.

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Main Sustainability Trends in Mobility from a High Performance Plastics point of view

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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.

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