Innovative recycling method for thermoplastic composites

From March Issue of Compositi Magazine

Rocío Ruiz, Sustainable and Future Mobility Group researcher and composites expert – Aimplas

The use of thermoplastic composites (TPCs) in the transport industry has increased in recent years due to the advantages offered by these materials in terms of:

  • recycling
  • reprocessing
  • repairing

TPCs can lead to a reduction in the amount of waste materials and virgin raw material required, thus lowering the environmental impact. Despite these major benefits, the mechanical properties of recycled TPC parts obtained based on current recycling technologies do not provide the quality levels that aerospace engineering demands. An Eco-Design solution is therefore needed to produce high-quality recycled TPC parts.

SPARTA Project

The SPARTA Project aims to develop an innovative recycling method for TPCs based on mechanical technology and compression molding processing. The main objective is to maintain the TPC’s high mechanical properties and reduce the amount of scrap in the End-of-Life (EoL) phase and the number of rejected parts during manufacturing processes.





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