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FiberEUse – Large scale demonstration of new circular economy value-chains based on the reuse of end-of-life fiber reinforced composites
Dr Ijomah and Professor Windmill from the SIR team are collaborating with 20 partners from 7 EU countries on a €9.8 million research project funded by the European Union to support industry in the transition to a circular economy model for composites.
Glass and carbon fibre reinforced polymer composites (GFRP and CFRP) are increasingly used as structural materials in many manufacturing sectors like transport, constructions and energy due to their better lightweight and corrosion resistance compared to metals. Composite reuse is a challenging task and landfilling of end of life composites is widespread. FiberEUse will create a large scale demonstration of new circular economy value-chains based on the reuse of end-of-life fibre reinforced composites and will include trials with Scottish manufacturing companies.