Browse Publications Technical Papers 2000-01-1471
2000-04-26

Construction of a DFE Approach Applied to the Automotive Industry - Report on the EDIT Project 2000-01-1471

Due to the upcoming European Directive on End-of-Life Vehicles, car manufacturers are currently setting new environmental standards to be applied by their suppliers. In order to face the challenge of developing cost competitive products that also meet environmental targets, French plastic component suppliers organized a consortium under the coordination of the French Federation of Plastics Converters for the Automotive Industry. This consotium, wich gather more than 2/3 of the plastic components suppliers for the french automotive industry, have initiated a three year program called EDIT (Eco Design Interactive Tool), that will lead to the development of a DfE tool addressing the issues of hazardous substances, eco-design and end-of-life management.

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