Optimisation of the CO2 balance, resource efficiency and recyclability of lightweight plastic components through the development and dissemination of a database-supported software tool
The aim of the project is to guide the process of lightweight products in terms of holistic performance optimisation. For this purpose, a software tool for the coherent evaluation and comparison of the environmental and resource performance of lightweight plastic products is to be developed. This software will be already applied in the design and construction phase of such products and will offer users support in decision-making on a multi-criteria basis. In particular, product designers and constructors will be able to identify conflicting objectives that arise from contrary demands, such as low weight and adequate recyclability at the same time. In order to maximise the economic benefit in addition to the direct utilisation of the results by the project partners, the proposed project includes an address-specific "roll-out" programme in various formats for the direct transfer of the project results into the general industry and to the associated partners in particular.
The aspired software solution aims to determine the following parameters:
Carbon footprint according to DIN EN ISO 14067
CO2 binding through material-inherent biogenic carbon based on EN 16485
Additional LCA parameters such as acidification, eutrophication etc. according to DIN EN ISO 14040 and 14044
Eco-efficiency based on DIN EN ISO 14045
Recyclability based on VDI 2243
Resource efficiency parameters such as decomposition potential of fossil raw materials and land requirement for renewable raw materials based on ISO/TR 14062
Energy parameters such as final and primary energy demand based on ISO/TR 14062
Ecological potentials for the substitution of functionally equivalent conventional building components
Objective / Service applied
Despite our small organisational size, it is important for us to continue collaborating on and shaping research topics. We support this project with our know-how in the field of method development and sustainability software expertise.
Solution / Project results
In progress. Project duration: 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2026
Contact person is Tobias Brinkmann. Further information will follow.