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ScraPping cArbon Reinforced ThermoplAstic.

Project description

Improved methods of recycling thermoplastic composites

Recyclability has been a long-promised benefit of using thermoplastic composites in the aerospace industry. However, grinding and re-moulding are often economically unviable and are a form of downgrading: the processes can dramatically shorten the fibre length and degrade the polymer's mechanical properties. The EU-funded SPARTA project aims to develop improved methods of scrapping thermoplastic composites that minimise labour cost and manual defects. The selection of the most suitable recycling process will be based on previous studies performed by project partners and a comparison with state-of-the-art techniques. The project estimates that the cost per kilogramme of the scrapped material will be EUR 0.37/kg which is significantly low.

Call for proposal

H2020-CS2-CFP10-2019-01
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Coordinator

AIMPLAS - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE MATERIALES PLASTICOS Y CONEXAS
Address
Valencia Parc Technologic Calle Gustave Eiffel 4
46980 Paterna Valencia
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 157 040

Participants (1)

FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 192 502,50
Address
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Activity type
Research Organisations