The aim of this research is the substitution of mineral fillers and fibers presently used in automotive parts made with organic matrices, by natural (NF). This substitution will allow for the production of vehicle components with potentially complete recyclability. Moreover, the attainable lower weight due to the low density of the NF will enhance the quality of life due to the lowering of gas emission. The project is organized to develop new materials, fillers, and process, which will lead to the application of a new and environmental friendly. Many advantages are foreseen from the development of such material: the total recyclability, the lower CO2 consumption during the whole lifecycle. The expected results will be new composite systems based on both thermoplastic and thermo set reinforced with natural fibers, whose application and feasibility will be demonstrated through the production of prototypes.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
20009 San Sebastian
971 87 Lulea
461 80 Trollhaettan
20011 San Sebastian