Composites and sustainability

The recent European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) seminar Lightweight, Durable and
Sustainable Composites
discussed the life cycle of composite products – production, use, and end of use –
and the importance of reliable life cycle assessment (LCA) methods.


Seminar delegates were also introduced to EuCIA’s Eco Calculator initiative, a project to develop an online tool for use in calculating the environmental impact of the production of composite products from 'cradle to gate.' The Eco Calculator will help companies to quantify the manufacturing part of the life cycle, and this data can then be viewed alongside that for the use
and end of use phases to determine if composite material is the right choice for sustainable application.


European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) seminar Lightweight, Durable and Sustainable Composites
EuCIA’s Eco Calculator 

 

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