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Controlled Closed Loop Recycling for Life-Cycle Optimised Industrial Production

Objective

Currently, existing polymer closed loops in the automotive sector achieve targeted ratios but in next future it will become more complicated due to reducing the overall vehicle weight by increased use of polymer. ELV components with an economic value are r ecovered and reused on an ad-hoc basis without central direction or regulation. The majority of ferrous and other metals remaining within the ELV are shredded and recycled in different industries. The residual material, up to 30% of the weight of the vehic le, is termed Auto Shredder Residue (ASR). ASR consists of plastics, rubbers, foams, glass, etc. ASR is usually incinerated or disposed on landfills, since the multi-material nature of ASR makes it economically impossible to segregate, recycle and reuse it . CONCLORE will develop a sustainable, low emission system to manufacture a 100%-recyclable single-component car interior product; the material will be recovered at the end of the useful life of the vehicle and will recycled back into another product eith er for consumption within the automotive industry or for another end use outside of this market. The development will be carried out exemplary for a representative engine compartment part. To enhance the currently achieved recycling ratio it is mandatory n ot only to change single stages within the production system of automotive part. It is rather necessary to develop a new concept which enables the reintegration of recycled polymer material with a continuous quality. The concept of Controlled Closed LOop R Ecycling (CONCLORE) connecting primary forward supply chain management with reverse supply chain management. The controlled closed loop recycling will provide the increase of using recycled materials in sophisticated applications by an economical viable so lution. This will have a positive impact of the sustainable use of energy and raw materials.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-NMP-TI-3-MAIN
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Coordinator

BIBA - BREMER INSTITUT FUER PRODUKTION UND LOGISTIK GMBH
Address
Hochschulring 20
33 05 60 Bremen
Germany

Participants (8)

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.
Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
Orbassano (To)
FAURECIA AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIE SNC
France
Address
Rue Hennape
Nanterre
FIBERTEX A.S.
Denmark
Address
Svendborg Vej 2
Aalborg Ost
MARAC ELECTRONICS, S.A.
Greece
Address
455, Dimokratias Avenue
Perama, Piraeus
SAPO SPÓLKA JAWNA STANISLAW KLAWIKOWSKI
Poland
Address
Leszczynowa 4
Gdansk
TXT E-SOLUTIONS SPA
Italy
Address
Via Frigia 27
20126 Milano
VEREIN ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTLICHEN FORSCHUNG IN DER FREIEN HANSESTADT BREMEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Am Fallturm 1
Bremen
WELLMAN INTERNATIONAL LTD.
Ireland
Address
Mullagh
Kells, Co Meath