Industry research makes us ideal partners for companies that are investing in carbon fibre to reduce emissions and increase efficiency. Two objectives that are at the heart of the European Union’s funding programme.
Thirty-seven per cent of the funds allocated by the Next Generation EU, better known as the Recovery Fund, will go towards the green deal objectives. The plan involves major investments to make industrial activities and services more efficient, while reducing their environmental impact. The aim is to make the European Union the first carbon-neutral continent by 2050.
The Union’s programme and the crisis induced by the Covid 19 pandemic have marked a profound breakthrough for the manufacturing industry. The date with innovation has arrived. And companies have become aware of it.
Composites are playing a leading role in the acceleration of investments in the green economy. Materials capable of guaranteeing resistance and lightness. Essential characteristics. The electric turnaround for cars requires lightweight vehicles, while guaranteeing the same levels of safety. The same applies to the railway sector. The same applies to the railway sector, and the same applies to mechatronics. In collaborative robotics, machinery cannot be too heavy, and the same applies to packaging equipment.
Weight savings of up to 40 per cent compared to conventional metal materials, even lightweight ones, and a reduction rate of CO₂ emitted during the production process of around 20 per cent are convincing many entrepreneurs of the energy efficiency of these materials.
We at Loson have drawn on our experience in the aerospace industry and now offer advanced technology for those who choose these materials. Our solutions are the result of years of work: in-depth studies and engineering down to the last detail. This means the ability to analyse plants or industrial tools that must have fibre parts, being able to offer a unique degree of simulation.
Our work is research applied to industry.
Loson has also pioneered the recycling of carbon fibre materials. It participated in research as part of the CRESIM (Carbon Recycling by Epoxy Special Impregnation) project in 2015/2916. The work was aimed at solving the problem of reusing carbon fibre waste, demonstrating the possibility of up to 100% recovery. This gave us a further boost on the research front, going on to analyse in detail how to initiate reuse processes and the qualities of the material thus produced.
A wealth of knowledge that makes us competitive on the market, because we know the potential of the product in all phases of its life cycle: from production to recycling and reuse.