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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

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DLR—Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (German Aerospace Center), Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems, 38108 Braunschweig, Germany
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Faculty of Science & Engineering, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC), Ningbo 315100, China
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AVIC Composite Corporation Ltd. (ACC), Beijing 100000, China
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Laboratory of Technology & Strength of Materials (LTSM), Department of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics, University of Patras, 26500 Patras, Greece
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Laboratory of Optics and Experimental Mechanics (LOME), INEGI Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal
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CIMNE, Centre Internacional de Mètodes Numèrics a l’Enginyeria, C1, Campus Nord, Gran Capità, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
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Department of Materials, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
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Applied Chemistry & Materials Department, Leitat Technological Center, C/de la Innovació 2, 08225 Terrassa, Spain
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Airbus CRT (Central Research and Technology), Branch Located at Technocampus EMC², 44340 Bouguenais, France
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Academic Editor: Giuliano Allegri
Aerospace 2021, 8(5), 131; https://doi.org/10.3390/aerospace8050131
Received: 23 March 2021 / Revised: 21 April 2021 / Accepted: 23 April 2021 / Published: 5 May 2021
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 constituents. Recently, the international collaboration of Chinese and European partners in the ECO-COMPASS project 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-COMPASS project and gives an outlook to the next steps necessary for introducing eco-composites as an alternative solution to fulfill the CLEAN SKY target. View Full-Text
Keywords: aviation; interior; secondary structure; eco-composite; bio-composite; natural fiber; bio-based; life cycle assessment; ECO-COMPASS; Europe; China; international collaboration aviation; interior; secondary structure; eco-composite; bio-composite; natural fiber; bio-based; life cycle assessment; ECO-COMPASS; Europe; China; international collaboration
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Bachmann, J.; Yi, X.; Tserpes, K.; Sguazzo, C.; Barbu, L.G.; Tse, B.; Soutis, C.; Ramón, E.; Linuesa, H.; Bechtel, S. 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 2021, 8, 131. https://doi.org/10.3390/aerospace8050131

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Bachmann J, Yi X, Tserpes K, Sguazzo C, Barbu LG, Tse B, Soutis C, Ramón E, Linuesa H, Bechtel S. 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. 2021; 8(5):131. https://doi.org/10.3390/aerospace8050131

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Bachmann, Jens, Xiaosu Yi, Konstantinos Tserpes, Carmen Sguazzo, Lucia G. Barbu, Barbara Tse, Constantinos Soutis, Eric Ramón, Hector Linuesa, and Stéphane Bechtel. 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, no. 5: 131. https://doi.org/10.3390/aerospace8050131

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