- By Metstrade
- September 19, 2019
DISPOSE, RECYCLE, REUSE
The production and worldwide consumption of engineered composite materials, in particular fiber-reinforced polymers (FRP), have increased in recent decades, mainly in the automotive, aeronautical and nautical sectors. This increase in production and consumption has also led to an increasing amount of FRP waste, both End of Life (EoL) products and manufacturing waste.
Taking into account the current and future EU legislative framework on waste management, where targets are set with concrete measures to ensure implementation, landfills and incinerators will be phased out for this type of waste. Recycling techniques and end-use applications for recycled products have been studied over the past twenty years, but nevertheless, more affordable market for recycled products that can satisfy both economically and environmentally should be identified.