This is both production waste and End-of-life waste: wind turbine blades, profiles, pipes. Making a 1 to 1 mix with paper pulp and shredded plastics to get relatively constant calorific value. So this is a total output in the range of 28 kT; it is 4 trucks per day. Holcim Lägersdorf (150 km from Neocomp) is using the mix as raw material for its cement manufacturing operation. At Neocomp, composite parts are first crushed using large diameter heavy metal rolls. After mixing with the paper/plastic, particle size is then further reduced using a "sieve cross flow grinder": large steel chain is rotating at high speed, resulting regrind material pushed through holes in order or reach size consistency. During the grinding processes a water mist is sprayed on top of the regrind for avoiding too much dust in the air. As a consequence, the final product has 10 % water content. It is clearly a RENEWABLE VALUE FROM COMPOSITES – SMC BMC.
LAUNCH 2nd EDITION... The SMC BMC DESIGN AWARD 2019 is the 2nd edition of the international Design Competition, organized by the EUROPEAN ALLIANCE for SMC BMC. This competition recognizes and promotes design excellence by Design students or Young Design professionals (less than 3 years of experience) while using SMC and BMC advanced materials in their designs.This year topic is SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY.