AITEX, as coordinator of the European project r-lightbiocom – New bio-based and sustainable raw materials enabling circular value chains of high performance lightweight biocomposites, has organized the launch meeting of the project in Alicante on January 30 and 31.
It is a project in which 15 entities (universities, research centers and companies) from 5 different countries participate and has a duration of 42 months, starting on January 1, 2023 and ending in June 2026.
New lightweight High Performance Composite (HPC) materials and efficient sustainable processing technologies have enormous environmental and performance benefits in all application sectors. However, the current application of HPC is limited to large sectors due to its limitations in terms of long processing times, high prices and low recyclability.
The project proposes a new paradigm in the way of developing and recycling high-performance lightweight composites, helping their recyclability through a new production design. In addition, the project will contribute to the recircularity of materials, helping to achieve European objectives in environmental terms and reducing the generation of waste and the use of unsustainable fossil resources.
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