On 12 and 13 May 2020, the fifth edition of the compounding workshop The Art of Mixing, Reinforcing and Incorporating Additives to Plastics will be held at the AIMPLAS facilities in Valencia, Spain. AIMPLAS researchers Luis Roca and Vanessa Gutiérrez will lead the workshop on the latest innovations in the field of compounding.
Composite materials are widely used in the aeronautical industry. Aside from routine quality checks, such as computerised tomography which is used to detect internal failures in composite materials, aircraft components must go through a validation process when they are made for the first time or when there is a change in material or in the manufacturing process.
The LIFE CIRC-ELV project will enable development of a new business model in the European Union for recycling plastics from end-of-life vehicles.
AIMPLAS will take part in the Horizon 2020 research innovation project BioICEP (Bio-Innovation of a Circular Economy for Plastic), which will seek to develop sustainable, environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional petroleum-based plastic.
There is currently an upward trend in the recycling of plastic materials that pursues to give them a second life. Recycled materials must meet quality criteria required by the specific application for which they are intended. Therefore, it is a priority to establish a series of processes that ensure the elimination of unwanted substances in the recycled material flow.
The MAT4RAIL project developed new formulations of hybrid resins that will make it possible to replace metal railways parts with lighter composite materials. Smart interior parts were also designed to increase capacity and provide greater passenger comfort.