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Tuesday, June 1 • 10:00 - 10:25
Composites for sustainable Mobility

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  • Nonwoven fabrics
  • T-RTM-process
  • eco-efficiency analysis

The project „Composites for sustainable Mobility“ – short “CC4CosiMo” – was launched by a consortium consisting of renowned industrial partners and important research institutes in the composite base Augsburg, Bavaria. Its aim is to transmit innovative sustainable thermoplastic composite technologies into high volume production in the fields of automotive engineering and aerospace.
The basis of the parts is recycled carbon fiber. They are being processed inside the T-RTM process as nonwoven fabric. Along the production chain the technology readiness level is raised in order to exploit the potential of the material. What is unique is the new material class of web based composites. This recycled material has a lean and at the same time highly individualized manufacturing process. Furthermore innovative methods of industry 4.0 are being used through the utilization of a digital twin which raises the part quality and reduces the rejection rate.
Additionally an eco-efficiency analysis was conducted. Parts based on high performance virgin UD material and recycled nonwoven fabric have been compared. Thereby it was proven that recycled nonwoven fabric is the more sustainable solution concerning economic and ecological aspects.
The use of recycled fibre is only one pillar for sustainable composites. It is important to focus on the matrix at the same time. In this use case bio-based caprolactam has a great potential. An advantage of the thermoplastic matrix PA6 is the possibility of depolymerization. Here, the matrix is not lost during the recycling process (compared to pyrolysis). This shows that there are unutilized potentials.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Matthias FRONING

Research Fellow, ITA Augsburg GmbH
Matthias Froning earned his degree of bachelor of science in cooperation with the Muhr & Bender KG at the university of Siegen.He completed his bachelor thesis at the company CarboTech, Salzburg.Afterwards he made his specification at the Technical University Munich (TUM) at the Chair... Read More →

Tuesday June 1, 2021 10:00 - 10:25 CEST
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)