TRC win NAUTIC TECH

TRC win NAUTIC TECH

THERMAL RECYCLING OF COMPOSITES win The Mundial Competition Nautic Tech International Investment Forum. In the Grand Final held at Espai del Mar del Salon Nautic of Barcelona, TRC won the prize of 100.000€ offered by Amazon Web Services, McCann, Baker McKenzie, 4YFN. In this way, TRC takes an important step to implement its recycling technology in the nautical sector. The objective is to solve the problem derived from the management of vessels that end their life cycle, reducing the production and management cost of the vessels.

The main objective of Nautic Tech is to promote entrepreneurship, encouraging investment, commercial transactions and incubate innovative new projects of the nautical industry.

The event held on October 11th, 2018 in Barcelona at Espai de Mar, in the framework of the Salón Nautico de Barcelona, and along a day of activities the attendans enjoyed one amazing keynote expert and one round table joined by three of the most representative figures of the world sailing competition such as Laure Le Goff, Managing Director of the Vendee Globe, a member TBD of the Barcelona World Race and Antonio Bolaños, Managing Director of the Volvo Ocean Race.

TRC win NAUTIC TECH

TRC win NAUTIC TECH

THERMAL RECYCLING OF COMPOSITES gana la Competición Mundial Nautic Tech International Investment Forum. En la Gran Final celebrada en el Espai del Mar del Salon Nautic de Barcelona, ​​TRC ganó el premio de € 100,000 ofrecido por  Amazon Web Services, McCann, Baker McKenzie, 4YFN. De esta manera, TRC da un paso importante para implementar su tecnología de reciclaje en el sector náutico. El objetivo es resolver el problema derivado de la gestión de los buques que finalizan su ciclo de vida, reduciendo el costo de producción y gestión de los buques.

El principal objetivo de Nautic Tech es promover el espíritu empresarial, fomentar la inversión, las transacciones comerciales y los nuevos proyectos de incubación de la industria náutica.

El evento se llevó a cabo el 11 de octubre de 2018 en Barcelona, ​​en el Espai de Mar, en el marco del Salón Náutico de Barcelona, ​​y junto con una jornada de actividades, los asistentes disfrutaron de un increíble experto y una mesa redonda a la que se sumaron tres de las figuras más representativas. de la competición mundial de vela, como Laure Le Goff, director general de Vendee Globe, miembro de TBD de la Barcelona World Race y Antonio Bolaños, director general de la Volvo Ocean Race.

From the landfill to the 3D industry

From the landfill to the 3D industry

EURECAT and TRC manufacture the first plastics reinforced with recycled carbon fiber using 3D technology.

For all it is known that the 3D industry is at the vanguard of technology and that its implementation at an industrial level will revolutionize all sectors and their productive processes. The application of recycled fiber in the 3D industry is a new milestone that allows this emerging technology can use an economic product, with a high ecological value and high technical and mechanical properties.

First demonstrators for the automotive sector

First demonstrators for the automotive sector

The Composites Unit of the Technological Center of Catalonia EURECAT and TRC manufactures demonstrators for the automotive sector from recycled carbon fiber through the RTM process.

The RTM or Resin Transfer Molding process is based on the use of a mechanically closed mold.
The process is characterized by:

  • Quick and easy cleaning
  • Precision and control in the laminate.
  • The possibility of being automated
  • Its simplicity of processing (it does not require a great skill of the operator)
Plastics 8 times more resistant

Plastics 8 times more resistant

TRC in collaboration with EurecaT, develops the first reinforced plastics from recycled carbon fiber. Innovation is a revolution in the field of recycling composites, since it allows recycled fibers to be applicable in the plastics industry through the extrusion-compounding process.

The extrusion-compounding process consist of steel passing the plastic through a cylinder with different heating zones where the material is melted due to the shearing action provided by the screw and the temperature provided by the resistors.

The increase in concentration of carbon fiber in the polypropylene (PP) matrix significantly increases the modulus and the tensile strength of the plastic. With a determination Percentage load of carbon fiber analysis shows that it multiplies by 8 the module and almost triples the tensile strength of the PP.

TRC win EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator 2018

TRC win EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator 2018

TRC is one of the winning companies of the EIT Climate-KIC Accelerator 2018, the largest CleanTech accelerator in the European Union. The acceleration program of the Community of Knowledge and Innovation of the European Union specializing in Climate Change has selected the best national initiatives based on clean technologies this year.

During the presentation, the general director of EIT Climate-KIC Spain, José Luis Muñoz, along with the director of Entrepreneurship of EIT Climate-KIC Europe, Emilie Normann, and the Vice-Chancellor of Employment and Entrepreneurship of the UPV, José Millet, delivered of the prizes awarded with € 5,000 for each of the 15 selected startups that access phase I of the program, and € 30,000 for the 4 startups that move to phase 3 of the program.

During the fifth edition of the acceleration program companies selected in these phases, will receive, in addition to financial support, training, mentoring and access to investment forums with an economic valuation of more than € 400,000 to finance innovative projects that help mitigate the effects of global warming and decarbonizing the economy through innovation.

In the event, the General Director of EIT Climate-KIC Spain, shared with the audience the success of the EIT in the creation of the KICs, as well as the good work that Climate-KIC is doing for innovation and entrepreneurship in the action for the climate throughout Europe and in Spain, where last year was ranked by the FUNCAS report as the 5th best acceleration program. He also commented on the good experience of EIT Climate-KIC in Spain, and its successful expansion during the last two years in its transition to a national node.