CRAFT project - recycled polyamide
Polyamide plastics are very heat resistant
and are often used in demanding under-the-bonnet applications.
However, because of hard-to-meet specifications, they are
not suitable for reuse and recycling. The Compare project
found a chemical process to treat such plastics which can
then be reused (up to 40%) with the raw material to produce
new parts. These plastics represent between 15% and 20% of
the plastics used in cars. Similar types of waste from other
industries or applications, such as carpet scraps, tyres and
car parts, can also be used to produce automotive parts.
Success resulted from the complementary expertise of partners
throughout the entire chain in the recycling process, from
the SMEs working in waste collection, recovery equipment,
compounding and production of plastic parts for cars, to research