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.
Tecniplas has completed the production of a 250 m³ tank for storage of drinking water for the Catarinense Water and Sanitation Company (Casan).
When the concrete platform at a Billerica, Massachusetts, US, commuter rail station collapsed in 2015, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) closed its North and South mini-high handicap accessible platforms at its West Natick Station. The structures, built with ramps and elevated loading sections, make boarding easy for individuals with disabilities. MBTA needed a high-performance, corrosion-resistant replacement for the structures and selected Composite Advantage’s fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) deck panels.
Zoltek's PX35 carbon fibre is employed in the new Uniti electric car which made its debut in Sweden on 7 December. The vehicle features a full carbon fibre body.