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1002, 2019

TPAC joins European Composites, Plastics and Polymer Processing Platform

TPAC proudly joins the ECP4, The European Composites, Plastics and Polymer Processing Platform and aims at expanding collaboration within Europe for its partners. ECP4 is an industry-driven collaboration that unites members from 13 countries amongst the top-level European research institutions, regional plastic clusters, and EU-level industrial organisations of plastics and composites converters. ECP4 brings innovation partners together to [...]

2101, 2019

RECYCLED TEXTILES IN DECORATIVE POLYMERIC APPLICATIONS

Sustainable thinking and environmental awareness are growing for societal and economic reasons. Therefore the reuse of reclaimed and bio-based materials receives increasing attention. Recently, the TPAC concluded the DECOREC project co-financed by the Taskforce for Applied Research (SIA). The project was executed in collaboration with Tiwánee van der Horst and Gebr. van der Geest. The main objective was [...]

612, 2018

FORMER GRADUATE STUDENT ON BNR NEWS RADIO

On BNR nieuwsradio, Ilse ten Bruggencate explains her graduation assignment on the safety shoe nose cap. She designed, manufactured and tested the nose cap to showcase the possibilities of the TPC-cycle project. In the news item, she tells about the approach to make a highly loaded critical product form recycled material. More about the safety shoe nose can [...]

211, 2018

SAFETY SHOE NOSE FROM RECYCLED THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES

Saxion graduation student develops safety shoe nose made of thermoplastic composites waste Mechanical engineering student Ilse ten Bruggencate designed and tested during her Bachelor thesis assignment a safety shoe nose made of thermoplastic composite waste. The objective of her research was to investigate whether a safety shoe nose that meets the requirements of the heaviest category can be [...]

1710, 2018

NEW RECYCLING ROUTE FOR THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES

TPAC and TPRC developed a new recycling process for thermoplastic composites offering high mechanical performance and design freedom at low cost. With the growth of applications and production of thermoplastic composites, the amount of generated scrap increases and reaches substantial volumes. Considering the high commercial value of this material as well as legal and environmental reasons, the development [...]

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