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Systemic Circular Economy Solutions for Fiber Reinforced Composites

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  • Will be of interest for public institutions aiming at reducing the environmental footprint of modern economies
  • Presents industry-driven, cross-sectorial circular economy solutions
  • Explores the role of product design for circular economy in composite sector

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Table of contents (21 chapters)


About this book

This open access book provides an overview of the work undertaken within the FiberEUse project, which developed solutions enhancing the profitability of composite recycling and reuse in value-added products, with a cross-sectorial approach. Glass and carbon fiber reinforced polymers, or composites, are increasingly used as structural materials in many manufacturing sectors like transport, constructions and energy due to their better lightweight and corrosion resistance compared to metals. However, composite recycling is still a challenge since no significant added value in the recycling and reprocessing of composites is demonstrated. FiberEUse developed innovative solutions and business models towards sustainable Circular Economy solutions for post-use composite-made products. Three strategies are presented, namely mechanical recycling of short fibers, thermal recycling of long fibers and modular car parts design for sustainable disassembly and remanufacturing. The validation of theFiberEUse approach within eight industrial demonstrators shows the potentials towards new Circular Economy value-chains for composite materials.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy

    Marcello Colledani

  • Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy

    Stefano Turri

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