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JEC World

Zero-Waste Pipe System

herone GmbH

Genesis of your product. why and for whom?

Rather than addressing sustainable aerospace products only on the long term, this R&D development aims to directly reduce and avoid production waste in thermoplastic composite manufacturing.

Benefits for the final customers?

The re-use of continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite production waste increases the fly-to-buy ratio, minimizing waste and CO2 emissions.

The product : materials and processes

The shown part is a zero-waste process demonstrator for functionalized aerospace pipe structures. It is a combination of a UD tape-braided CF/PPS pipe body with a co-consolidated flange, made from a press-moulded recycled CF/PPS material.

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