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RECOTRANS: 6 Month 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.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement nº 768737

RECONTRANS:           Integrated manufacturing of REciclable hybrid metal and thermoplastic COmposites for the TRANSport sector

Coordinator:                  AIMPLAS

Partners:                      STADLER RAIL VALENCIA SAU, GESTAMP, MERCEDES-BENZ TURK AS, ARKEMA FRANCE, INEA, TECNOCLAD SL, SYNTHESITES, FAR-UK LDT, CTAG, ITU, Fraunhofer ICT, POLYMEC SL

Duration:                      2017-2021

Website:                       http://www.recotransproject.eu/