Innovation award for improving aircraft recycling

helacs montageAt April’s Techtextil trade fair in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Belgian textile research institute Centexbel received the Techtextil Innovation Award in the New Approaches on Sustainability & Circular Economy category for a new process designed to improve the recycling of aircraft parts made from thermoplastic fibre composites.

The process, the development of which according to Centexbel was closely monitored by Airbus, utilises induction heat. It can be used to heat weld thermoplastic, textile-reinforced composite materials and then separate them from each other.

For the full story, see the May 2024 edition of MobileTex.


Image: Centexbel