01 August 2017
01 August 2017
Microcab has announced its involvement in the new pan-European project ECOBULK – Circular Process for Eco-Designed Bulky Products and Internal Car Parts.
With a budget of €12.3 million, the project brings together 27 partners across 12 countries and runs from 2017 to 2021 as part of the H2020 Research and Innovation funding platform.
ECOBULK, through a large scale demonstration effort, will contribute to 'closing the loop' of composite products in the automotive, furniture and building sectors by promoting greater re-use, upgrade, refurbishment and recycle of products, parts and materials. It will bring opportunities for both the environment and the economy by offering business opportunities along the entire new defined supply and value chains. ECOBULK's approach will be based on identifying and promoting commonalities in processes, technologies, products and services, ensuring replicability and transferability to other industrial sectors.
"Many in the UK R&D community see the Brexit process as an unwelcome distraction so to win a major EU project now gives us an important bridge of continuity at a time when our future relationship to Europe remains unclear," says John Jostins, Microcab's CEO.
Cobra International will showcase a range of composite products at CAMX 2018, including carbon fibre components for the automotive, transportation, marine, water sports and luxury sectors.
The Metyx Hungary factory, located in Kaposvár, has recently expanded its warehousing facilities, adding an additional 3,024 m2 of enclosed storage space for composite technical fabrics, packaging and FRP tooling.
The American Composites Manufacturers Association participated in a roundtable discussion about the IMAGINE Act. Known as the Innovative Materials in American Growth and Infrastructure, Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act, the new bill is designed to promote the increased use of innovative materials like fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites, as well as new manufacturing methods to accelerate the deployment and extend the life of infrastructure projects.