Sandwich Structures Made of Thermoplastics and Recycled Carbon Fibers
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At TU Dresden's Institute of Lightweight Construction and Polymer Technology (ILK) researchers developed a foam-forming process for the large-scale production of complex shaped thermoplastic sandwich structures, which is particularly suitable for the processing of semi-finished products made of recycled carbon fibers.
All about Recycling
New requirements on mass reduction and cost efficiency in the development of components - for example for mobility applications - have recently led to the success of hybrid lightweight structures. In this context new combination processes have been developed in which flat semi-finished products made of metal or textile-reinforced plastics are formed and functionalized using injection molding technology. The synthesis of different materials with their characteristic property profiles leads to an optimized design for the component under its specific loading conditions. However, recycling of such structures is challenging, since the recycling of the...