19 March 2004
19 March 2004
Dupont’s Composite Recycle Technology, and its joint programme with Denso Corp of Japan to test its viability, has won the 2004 environmental award for New Technology in Materials and Processes from the Society of Plastics Engineers' Environmental Division.
The Composite Recycle Technology is a closed-loop polyamide (PA) recycling process which is reported to be able to convert parts made of glass- or mineral-filled PA 6 or 66 into first-use quality material in a way that is economically viable and environmentally responsible.
Since DuPont and Denso announced a joint development programme to test the viability of this technology by converting used automotive radiator end tanks into new radiator end tanks, Denso has completed material and in-use component testing. Denso says the results indicate this technology can be one of the most effective recycling technologies for increasing the recycle ratio of End of Life Vehicles (ELV) in the future.
Fibrelite reports that since the start of its partnership with Trenwa more than 100 precast trench systems integrating Fibrelite composite covers have been sold for use in electrical substations, wastewater treatment plants, chemical refineries and many other applications across North America.
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)’s composites research and development was on display when the Centre for Future Materials (CFM) held its inaugural Open Day.
Haydale has produced and delivered eight composite general transition piece (GTP) sealing systems to National Grid UK, and has received an expression of interest for a further 60 over the next six years.