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|Título:||Life Cycle Assessment of a Multi-Material Car Component|
Ferreira, José V.
Partidário, Paulo Jorge
Eco-Indicator 99 method
|Citação:||Ribeiro, C.; Ferreira, J. V.;Partidário, P. Jorge. Life Cycle Assessment of a Multi-Material Car Component. In: International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Vol. 12, Nº 5, 2007, p.336-445|
|Resumo:||Background, Aims and Scope. In recent years, the automotive industry has been experiencing an increasing concern with environmental requirements. A particular focus is being given to light-weighting of cars, to reducing fuel consumption and to the use of different recycling materials. Consequently, decisions on product design and development must involve economic and technological as well as environmental considerations. In adequate conditions, the LCA methodology enables one to assist an effective integration of the environmental considerations in the decision- making process . In this paper, a multi-material car component which is part of the current automotive brake system, has been modified by its original manufacturer. Such a modification included the use of a new multi-material injection moulding process and the consumption of recyclable materials. The new and the current component were comparatively assessed throughout their life cycles in order to evaluate their respective environmental impacts and, thus, to verify if the new component offers a lower environmental load. The results described in this paper are part of the outcome of a broader research project involving industrial companies, university, technological centres and research institutes based in Portugal, Spain and Germany.|
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