Composite materials

Development of environmentally friendly and cost-effective recycling methods for post-production scraps that are based on carbon reinforcement.

Bio-Uptake aims to promote the sustainable adoption (a 39% increase) of bioplastic composites in the European manufacturing industry through a combined green and digital transformation.

The goal of this study was to determine whether a bio-based self-reinforced polylactic acid (SRPLA) is suitable for use in structures deployed in the marine environment. The material was produced from co-mingled fibres with different melting points. Two key criteria, durability during service and

Carbon fibres can be brittle and disintegrate during compaction. To solve this problem and to improve their processability, we have developed a sizing formulation.

SUSPENS will develop a holistic approach, from bio-sourced and recycled materials to faster and lesser energy demanding processes, to produce sustainable composite structural parts, ensuring their manufacturability from the design conceptualization.

Almost four years into the project, we succeeded in developing different kinds of bio-based composites using four different processes. These materials are processed by similar techniques as conventional fossil-based composites, their mechanical properties are very promising and their environmental impact on the marine environment is lower than the one of conventional materials.

REIN4CED has developed and patented a brand new impact resistant composite material.

Development and dissemination of the necessary knowledge to effectively use agricultural residues from flax cultivation as reinforcement materials in polyolefin and PLA plastics.

Improved sizings for recycled carbon fibres to optimize adhesion with polymer matrices and to improve processing behaviour for composite manufacturing

Holistic processes for the cost-effective and sustainable management of End-of-Life Aircraft Composite Structures