Graduate intern Abel Gerrits supports Partners for Innovation in the development of design guidelines to make knowledge concerning plastic recyclate in high-end injection moulded products widely and easily accessible.
During the project frontrunners (amongst which Philips, Curver and Schoeller Allibert) from different industries will cooperate and state-of-the-art knowledge will be used to raise awareness and understanding. This way other parties will become informed and inspired to apply post-consumer plastic recyclate in their injection moulded products.
The project is part of Abel’s thesis for the master study Industrial Design Engineering at the University of Twente. After finishing his bachelor degree in Industrial Design at the University of Twente, Abel focused in the master phase on Management of Product Development.
The new design guidelines for Applying Plastic Recyclate will be made available online.