On May 4, Dra. Alaitz Rekondo , head of the Polymers and Composites unit at CIDETEC, partner of the SURPASS Project, participated in the Annual Conference #ECP4 entitled "Trends in polymers and composites circularity. From advanced materials to industrial applications” (https://www.ecp4.eu/).
The event was held in San Sebastian (Basque Country, Spain). Dra. Alaitz Rekondo presented the #SURPASS project and the great challenge of CIDETEC, in collaboration with ICT-Fraunhofer and BASF, to develop a safe, sustainable, and intrinsically recyclable composites (#SSRbD) with improved fire properties and applicable for the railway sector.
#ECP4 is an European platform driven by the #composites , #plastics and #polymer converting industry, bringing together leading European research institutions, regional plastics clusters and European industry organizations of plastics and composites converters. ECPR facilitates informal networking between innovative partners. Taking advantage of different levels of expertise, it identifies opportunities for collaborative research and development that generate industrial innovation. In this way, it helps the European plastics and composites sectors to improve their competitiveness in the global economy.
On this occasion, the objective of the event was fulfilled as it gave rise to a very interesting debate on current trends in polymer and composites circularity, which is a very hot topic, among attendees and participants such as, members of the Basque innovation agency, European Commission, CDTI Innovación - Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico y la Innovación, European Plastics Converters | EuPC, universities, R&D research centres, start-ups, and companies.