System4green

Because of the growing concern with the availability and sustainability of raw materials for various manufacturing processes, research & Development of raw materials and energy sources based on renewable resources have become a priority in Europe.

The aim of System4Green is to develop, implement and verify a method with systematic guidelines to select renewable raw materials for fibre-reinforced composites in car interior applications.

The System4Green methodology is based on the following steps:

  • Investigating the performance of existing products and conducting environmental and economic analyses.
  • Defining alternative products with renewable raw materials.
  • Analysing processes for the development of products with upto 100 % renewable raw materials.
  • Benchmarking the developed products with existing market products on performance and costs.
  • Analysing environmental benefits of products with renewable raw materials using LCA tools.
  • Performing a weighted analysis to select the best product using QFD tools.
  • Developing a transfer plan to the industry.

Duration: 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2016

More information: Monika Rymarczyk

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  • VKC-Centexbel Kortrijk
    Etienne Sabbelaan 49
    BE- 8500 Kortrijk
    Belgium
  • +32 56 29 27 00
  • +32 56 29 27 01
  • info@vkc.be
  • www.vkc.be