RECOTRANS project will integrate unconventional manufacturing technologies such as (microwave) MW radiation and laser joining in current RTM and pultrusion production lines to be able to obtain cost-effective recyclable multi-material composites suitable for the transport sector at high production rates; 2 m/min for pultrusion and 2 min/cycle for RTM (up to 50% reduction in polymerization time), reducing cost and energy consumption compared to current composites materials.
Production time reduction from 10 to 50% by means of the reduction in polymerization time
Cost reduction up to 35% due to weight reductions which involve a reduction in operational costs, reduction in raw materials needed for joining metal structures and reduction in maintenance cost
Energy saving by at least 10% because of the reduction in the temperature losses and the reduction of cycle time.
An intelligent process monitoring system will be integrated in production line for the efficient quality and process control of the innovative processes, including a maintenance predictive systems and securing in-process inspection of parts quality. All equipment will be selected from list of standard available industrial automation equipment for economic and practical reasons (fastest integration time with optimal costs). The integration of MW and laser technologies in current RTM and pultrusion processes, only involves auxiliary equipment allowing solutions available for SME uptake.
RECOTRANS partnership is composed by 13 organizations from 7 EU countries, having the required pan EU approach essential for achieving the objectives of the project since it is required to address the EU social and Industry needs in the field with a wide EU perspective.
AIMPLAS’ fields of work are related to technological research and development on thermoplastic and
thermosetting plastic materials & products, its transformation processes and their recyclability and sustainability.
AIMPLAS generates new knowledge and technologies that can be transferred to companies in order to help them
to increase their effectiveness and competitiveness.
Closely linked with the industrial history of railways and with the benefit of more than a century of experience, Stadler Rail Valencia is designing and manufacturing diesel-electric locomotives for freight and passengers services with proven components and high performances with total customer satisfaction.
GESTAMP is an international group dedicated to the design, development and manufacture of metal automotive components. The Group specializes in developing innovatively designed products to achieve increasingly safer and lighter vehicles, thereby reducing energy consumption and environmental impact.
Mercedes-Benz Türk produces city-buses and coaches at the Hoşdere Bus Plant in Istanbul and light, medium and heavy duty trucks at the Aksaray Truck Plant. These facilities are an important part of Daimler AG’s development and production network.
ARKEMA is already involved in the development of polymeric materials for glazing applications and has a longstanding know-how on the controlled polymerization methodologies at the industrial level. During the last years, ARKEMA and his subsidiary Altuglas has developed a nanostructured material based on controlled radical polymerization of block copolymers leading to Altuglas ShieldUp which received Pierre Potier 1st prize in 2012 from French industry minister.
The major field of interest and activities are factory automation and process control of continuous and batch processes for chemical and pharmaceutical industries. INEA is a machine builder for various types of industries and provide complete solutions for electronic, automotive and consumer industries.
Using cutting edge technology, TECNOCLAD takes advance of the versatility of laser tool to obtain excellent results in different fields like welding, joining, glazing, alloying, cladding or surface hardening.
Laser cladding, also known as LMD or DLD is an additive technique for the repair and manufacture of metal components. The powder used as the filler material (metal or ceramic) is injected through a coaxial nozzle to be fused by the laser, thereby generating a coating on the metal substrate. TECNOCLAD have a wide experience in the optimization and development of this process, being pioneers on the implementation of this technology in Spain.
Synthesites develops, manufactures, sell and supports intelligent process monitoring and control systems for the whole range of advanced composites manufacturing in wind energy, automotive and aerospace markets. Its unique technology has been adopted by leading R&D centres and industrial companies around the world.
Far-UK is an innovative SME offering a revolutionary approach to the design and manufacture of lightweight structural composite components. Established to work with existing and new suppliers in the composites industry, Far develops processes, products and facilities to help its customers produce innovative components.
CTAG is present in all the stages of product development, from initial advanced research to product life. The key fields of competence where CTAG concentrates its activities are: new materials, novel manufacturing processes, mathematical calculation and simulation, component testing and analysis of performances, environment, electronics, ergonomics, comfort and innovation management.
Being Turkey’s first technical university, ITU aims to create a new generation of technology and innovation to drive economic growth by conducting value-added and industrially applicable research. ITU’s researchers carry out research in the fields of engineering, core sciences, earth/planetary sciences, arts and social sciences. Particular research areas, in which the ITU researchers pursue discoveries and implement projects, are materials science, nanotechnology, aeronautics, mechatronics, biotechnology, renewable energy, sustainable building systems and design.
The Fraunhofer ICT, one of the institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, researches and develops products and processes in the fields of polymer technology, environmental engineering, electrochemistry and chemical energy sources. Its facilities and expertise focus on the conception, computation and development of products and components, and on process technology, research into materials and constituent substances, characterization, testing and quality assurance.
POLYMEC was founded in 1981 and today is considered one of the main manufacturers of polyester profiles reinforced with fibreglass, basalt fibre or carbon fibre by the pultrusion process. Ours profiles have many industrial applications such as in chemical processing plants, energy, and Bail boat, Automotive, electrical, construction and others. We have 10 production lines, more of 300 moulds and more of 1000 products in the market, We manufacture our composite profiles with Fibreglass, carbon fibre, or basalt fibre. And we have made a lot of test with new natural resins like Linen Fibre or slate fibre.