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2nd Workgroup Meeting “Circular Design & Production”

June 25, 2024 @ 11:00 - 16:00


On-Site @AZL Hub in Aachen
Building Part 3B, 4th Floor
Campus Boulevard 30
52074 Aachen


June 25th, 2024

Key Topics

  • Exchange platform to discuss approaches and trends for circularity of composites
  • Utilization of plastic waste for new materials and products
  • Provide insights into market trends and new use cases for circular composites


11:00Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Kai Fischer | AZL Aachen GmbH
11:15Developments in regulations and recycling methods
Warden Schijve | AZL Aachen GmbH
11:45Lightweight circular solar panels
Prof. Gerhard de Leede | Solarge 
12:15Circularity approaches in the Petrochemical Industry: How to bring plastic waste back to valuable products
Dr. Maria Soliman | SABIC Limburg B.V. 
12:45Networking Lunch – Time to exchange on circularity 
13:45Taking composites circularity to the next level – Eucia’s initiative for a roadmap for the supply chain for composites circularity
Jaap van der Woulde | EuCiA
14:15Recycling of composite windmill blades via pyrolysis
Dr. Nils Prinz | AES Autonome Energiesysteme GmbH
14:45Round table discussion on participant’s experience with circularity
15:00Networking & Coffee Break
15:30Recycling at semi-finished product level: A Cradle-to-Cradle approach 
Philip Buchholz | Fraunhofer IPT
16:00Summary, End of meeting, additional networking 


Registration is required for all AZL partners via meet2connect.

AZL Office Hub

Campus Boulevard 30
Aachen, 52074 Germany

Expertise/ background in:

Production and development of composite parts
Materials: thermoset and thermoplastic resins, continuous fiber composites, metals and plastic-metal hybrids
Process: prepreg, autoclave, resin infusion, RTM, milling, tooling, joining, quality assurance
Design: CAD design and design to process
Networking: Matchmaking with academic and industrial partners

I will support you in:

  • Process selection, evaluation and implementation
  • Evaluation and benchmarking of solutions
  • Identification of applications
  • Benchmarking with market companions state of the art solutions
  • Identification and elimination of pain points
  • Connect with the right partners for industrial implementation