Towards a circular economy in the aviation sector using eco-composites for interior and secondary structures. Results and recommendations from the EU/China project ECO-COMPASS

Bachmann, Jens and Yi, XiaoSu and Tserpes, Konstantinos and Sguazzo, Carmen and Barbu, Lucia Gratiela and Tse, Barbara and Soutis, Constantinos and Ramón, Eric and Linuesa, Hector and Bechtel, Stéphane (2021) Towards a circular economy in the aviation sector using eco-composites for interior and secondary structures. Results and recommendations from the EU/China project ECO-COMPASS. Aerospace, 8 (5). p. 131. ISSN 2226-4310

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Abstract

Fiber reinforced polymers play a crucial role as enablers of lightweight and high performing structures to increase efficiency in aviation. However, the ever-increasing awareness for the environmental impacts has led to a growing interest in bio-based and recycled ‘eco-composites’ as substitutes for the conventional synthetic con-stituents. Recently, the international collaboration of Chinese and European partners in the ECO-COMPASS pro-ject provided an assessment of different eco-materials and technologies for their potential application in aircraft interior and secondary composite structures. This project summary reports the main findings of the ECO-COM-PASS project and gives an outlook to the next steps necessary for introducing eco-composites as an alternative solution to fulfill the CLEAN SKY target.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: aviation; interior; secondary structure; eco-composite; bio-composite; natural fiber; bio-based; life cycle assessment; ECO-COMPASS; Europe; China; international collaboration
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham Ningbo China > Faculty of Science and Engineering > Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/aerospace8050131
Depositing User: Wu, Cocoa
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2021 02:18
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2021 02:18
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/65592

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