Complete list of materials, publications and activities of the RECOTRANS PROJECT.

[24/04/2018] - RECOTRANS at Plastics are Future

RECOTRANS poster was shown at the International Seminar Plastics are Future organized by AIMPLAS.

 

- [External Link]

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[12/03/2018] - RECOTRANS 6Months Meeting

The second consortium meeting of the RECOTRANS Project, coordinated by AIMPLAS, was held on the 9th March, in coincidence with its 6 months of live.

The objective of this project is to create a new manufacturing system for obtaining multi-material metal composites products suitable for the transport industry, obtaining high quality lightweight multi-materials at high production rates; reducing production cost, energy consumption and time to market and contributing to reduce CO2 emissions.

The meeting, organized by ARKEMA, was held in Paris, where the most relevant European event in the field of composites, JEC World 2018 was taking place. Additionally, in a conference in this event, the main researcher of the project from AIMPLAS, Anabel Crespo, explained the objectives and progress of the project.

During the meeting, the 13 project partners from 7 different countries could share their progress on the project, work on technical details and to define next steps to be taken.

In the first 6 months of the project, the progress has been focused on the requirements definition, either from the material and production system, for the three demonstrators that will be produced in the project (parts for automotive, truck and railway sector), together with the selection and adaptation of materials. The consortium has also published the first public deliverable of the project about regulatory, standardization and safety issues in the transport sector, which is available through the project website www.recotransproject.eu.

Next steps will be the definition and design of the three demonstrators, the final formulation of the materials, the definitions of the laser technology parameters and the integration of the microwave technology into the Resin Transfer Moulding and pultrusion lines.

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[08/03/2018] - RECOTRANS at JEC World 2018

RECOTRANS Project was present at JEC World 2018 in Paris. Anabel Crespo, senior project researcher from AIMPLAS, explained the project during in a conference in the event.

The title of the conference was Recyclable multi-material composites, and it treated the fllowing issues:

- MW radiation for composite curing
- Laser joining
- Long fiber thermoplastic composites

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[16/10/2017] - RECOTRANS Kick-off Meeting

Kick-off Meeting of the RECOTRANS Project, coordinated by AIMPLAS, was held on the 5th October.

The objective of this project is to create a new manufacturing system for obtaining multi-material metal composites products suitable for the transport industry, obtaining high quality lightweight multi-materials at high production rates; reducing production cost, energy consumption and time to market and contributing to reduce CO2 emissions.

At this first meeting, the 13 project partners from 7 different countries could share their general view of the project and to plan in detail the steps to be taken in the next 6 months.

During this first stage of the project, the progress will focus on the requirements definition, either from the material and production system, for the three demonstrators that will be produced in the project (parts for automotive, truck and railway sector), together with the selection and adaptation of materials. 

During the meeting, partners also visited AIMPLAS’s facilities, where the meeting was held, and TECNOCLAD’s (project partner) facilities, both in Paterna (Valencia – SPAIN).

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 768737


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