Fiber-reinforced plastic composites in sustainable cycles

Fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) composites are growing in demand and considered to be the construction materials of the future, but limited ability to recycle FRP composites creates a barrier to their use as a sustainable material. There is no system solution today that allows the decoupling of the anticipated growth of the FRP composite market from the use of natural resources. This project is a first step in developing such a system solution and building sustainable value cycles of FRP composites.In frames of the project a system solution with greatest potential for improving sustainability and resource efficiency in FRP composites' lifecycle will be identified and described in terms of technological development, work environment, market development, environmental sustainability, IPR and policy-related conditions. This will provide an important complement to the ongoing technical development of recycling methods for FRP composites and enable their practical implementation.

Composites Plastics Recycling

Project manager
Lena Smuk
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB
Project time
2019-03-01 to 2019-10-30
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Lena Smuk

project manager, RISE