The recycled compound shows 34% less environmental impact and 40-60% lower cost vs. original formulation. Toho Tenax’s recycled compound, chips and crushed. Toho Tenax Europe GmbH (TTE, Wuppertal, Germany) was nominated for the German Raw Materials Efficiency Award 2017 by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) for its concept “Closed Circle of Thermoplastic Composites.” The BMWi annually honors outstanding examples of increased raw material efficiency in products, processes or services as well as application-oriented research results. The award ceremony took place in Berlin last month as part of the specialist conference “Using raw materials efficiently – successfully on the market”.
“Recycling options will play a crucial role in selecting materials in the aviation industry in the future,” says Falk Ansorge, sales manager aerospace for Toho Tenax. “We are therefore working intensively on the holistic concept ‘Think ThermoPlastic’ in order to be able to meet the future expectations of the market from an ecological and economic point of view.
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