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NRK – Sustainable Applications of Plastic and Rubber in the Automotive Industry

Sustainable plastic products in the automotive industry

Partner: Dutch Federation of Rubber and Plastics Industry (NRK)
Period: 2013 – 2014

Through smart applications of plastic and rubber, the automotive sector can reduce its environmental impact during its lifecycle significantly. Lighter parts and function integration will reduce environmental impacts and increase energy efficiency in the value chain.

Sustainable Plastic Products
“Sustainable applications of Plastic and Rubber for the Automotive Industry” is an initiative of the Federation of Dutch Plastic and Rubber Industry (NRK), the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and Partners for Innovation. Participating companies are: DAF Trucks, Inalfa Roof Systems, Sabic, Voestalpine, Apollo Vredestein, Helvoet, Berco, VDL Parree, NPSP en LEEV Mobility.

In this project the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and their suppliers explore the opportunities for reduced environmental impact and energy efficiency of their product in the supply chain. They also learn that the greatest gain is how to improve product design to provide added value for themselves and for their customers.

Partners for Innovation facilitated a series of workshops in which companies in the automotive industry defined concrete chain projects together with their clients. Over the past two years, the “Sustainable Plastic Product” project has been very successful and received high satisfaction scores from participants of various industrial sectors.

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