Circular Thermoplastic Solutions for Sustainable Mobility

The automotive industry continues to face strong regulatory and public pressure to increase energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact. Against this context, many of the world’s largest automakers are targeting carbon neutrality by the next decade.
One of the pathways to progress is the use of more sustainable plastic materials, which can have a significant impact on lowering world’s CO2 footprint. This can include increased use of plastics recovered through mechanical recycling, which helps avoid plastic waste and associated environmental impacts. However, in many cases, use of these recycled plastics can have a negative effect on the quality of the end application.

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reLFT: A sustainable solution for thermoplastic composite waste?

Marc Huisman

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.

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