Composite materials are widely used in today’s aircrafts, cars, wind turbines and ships. They are in many aspects very sustainable (lightweight, long lasting, etc.); however, for composites materials to be fully circular, new solutions have to be developed and implemented. Having a more careful approach in the design of Composite Materials for circularity, which in turn implies choosing in view of their recycling and reducing the environmental impact of the whole lifecycle is definitely the first step to obtain sustainable rewarding results.
Laurence DUFRANCATEL, Engineering Director - Sustainable Materials Division, Faurecia
Christian FISCHER, Founder & CEO, Bcomp
Véronique MICHAUD, Head of Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites (LPAC), EPFL
Smitha SUNDARAM, Sustainability Analyst Eco-Economics, Teijin
Thomas WEGMAN, Marketing Manager EMEA, AOC Resins