Thermoplastic Composites and upscaling of recyclate research at the MRI is underpinned by our polymer processing capabilities. This enables us to develop a range of composite materials from nanoparticle reinforced composites to continuous fibre composites and to enhance the properties of sorted and mixed plastic waste through the addition of additives. Due to the MRI’s national role in thermoplastic composites, AIT has been made a member of the Irish Composites Competence centre (ICOMP). Specifically the MRI have expertise in the following areas:
- Development of quality controls for recyclate
- Development of light weight composite materials
- Development of high strength continuous fibre composites
- Enhancing the properties of mixed plastic waste parts.