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IARC: Call for papers – what’s the next chapter for the dynamic car recycling market?

The Tyre Approval Directive will be merged with the end-of-life vehicle (ELV) Directive. This is one of many developments highlighted at the annual IARC conference. Do you want to be part of this event? The call for papers is open until March 15.

The global automotive industry is feeling the impact of accelerating market growth and ‘greener’ waster regulations. Car recyclers – processing anything from steel, batteries, plastics & compounds, tyres and glass to electric components – are taking steps to keep up with all these changes. Innovative technology and R&D projects are key to delivering new best practices.

Meanwhile, the design of cars have been changing in recent years. Aluminium content has increased to accomplish lightweight vehicles. Modern-day cars also contain more plastics, carbon fibres and integrated electronics.

The worldwide automotive interior materials sector is expected to grow by US$ 26.4 billion from 2020 to 2025, according to research firm Technavio. This represents a compound annual growth rate of more than 4%. Market analysts believe that most (52%) growth in this market will originate from the Asia Pacific region during the forecast period. Also, the plastic polymer segment will be ‘significant’ for revenue generation in the near future as plastic polymer materials bear high importance for interior module weight reductions.

Main themes at the IARC, which will take place in Basel, Switzerland from 5-7 July, include eco-design of cars, recycled content, e-mobility trends and battery recycling challenges. Will we see you in Basel? Recycling International will be present at the event once again to write a full report about the most interesting trends and solutions.

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