ECOXY Project finally comes to an end: thermoset and sustainable materials for industry

ECOXY Project was finally completed after more than three years of international research! The European project involved 12 partners from 8 different European countries (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and The Netherlands). What was the goal? The query and the development of new thermoset and sustainable materials, made of a plant origin resin and reinforcements of either linen fiber or biobased PLA.

Click here to deepen by reading our article published on 12th June 2020: “ECOXY Project: bio-based epoxy resins and fibre-reinforcements for automotive and construction sectors“.

What is the conclusion of the project? Researchers found three advantages of the developed materials: they are repairable, reprocessable and recyclable

The project parts have been obtained through two types of processes. The window profile for buildings has been processed using the pultrusion technique.

 

WCM (Wet Compression Molding) technique was the technique used for manufacturing the backrests for rear car seats.
 

Plastic and composite materials got thanks to their design, easy installation and maintenance can be applied in different fields, but especially in construction. For example, the additives confer fire retardant properties to different elements and they optimize the internal temperature of buildings, maintaining a homogeneous heat.

 

 

 

Subscribe now to our quarterly Compositi newsletter
to stay updated on news, technologies and activities 

 

Source: Ecoxy


Leggi anche

Nissan Motor Co supported in its production processes by ESI Group, a global player in Virtual Prototyping software and services for industry. Car parts will be developed with carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), a lightweight yet strong material. The cars produced will be safer and more fuel-efficient….

Leggi tutto…

Leavine Family Racing, has selected the MakerBot METHOD X 3D printing system to produce a number of car parts. MarketBot has been chosen for its broad portfolio of advanced materials and thermoplastics available for both rapid prototyping and final parts. METHOD has been chosen for its capacity to print at high temperatures….

Leggi tutto…

The PAL-V Liberty is officially the world’s first flying car to be street legal! The flying car recently passed the European road admission tests. The PAL-V’s hybrid composite chassis is made of carbon fiber body composites….

Leggi tutto…

The CarE-Service project is aimed to face current and future challenges towards the transformation from traditional fuel cars to Electric (EV) and Hybrid (HEV) vehicles. The project proposal aims at demonstrating innovative business models entailing the re-use, remanufacturing and recycling of some key components of E&HEVs. The topic will be deepened in a dedicated webinar on December 9th….

Leggi tutto…

The Italian company collaborated with Romeo Ferraris on the design and production of the new all-electric car: Alfa Romeo Giulia ETCR. Together they achieved performance, aesthetics and aerodynamics in the carbon fiber bodywork to compete in the Pure ETCR 2021….

Leggi tutto…