Circular bonding project
On 1 April 2021, the Circular Bonding project was officially launched. In this project Flanders Make, VITO and BIL combine their knowledge to guide Flemish companies in the sustainable design of their products with a view to repair, reuse and recycling.
Companies from various sectors such as: automotive, mechanical engineering or construction frequently use adhesives for various assemblies. This is because they can efficiently connect multi-material assemblies and because of their specific properties such as air and water tightness, cushioning and light weight. However, this joining technique is today mainly known for its irreversible character. What if part of the product needs to be repaired or replaced? What are the recycling options at the end of life?
These new requirements, which fit into the thinking of a circular economy, require a new approach from the first stage of product design. With the COOCK project "Circular Bonding", the project partners want to offer the Flemish industry the necessary support in this respect.
Be the first to receive project results
Are you a Flemish company interested in being informed about the Circular Bonding project from the front row? Then you can already register to take part in the (online) kick-off meeting, which will take place on 25 May, from 3 to 5 pm. Only then will you decide whether you want to be part of the project's user group.