Tk Materials develops Automotive Circularity Platform

Thyssenkrupp Materials Services is developing a digital platform to increase end-of-vehicle-life recycling and availability of valuable secondary materials that can be recovered from automobiles at the end of the consumer-use cycle.

With its Automotive Circularity Platform (ACP), the company is seeking to digitalise the market for secondary materials recovered from end-of-life vehicles (ELVs). For this purpose, it has joined up with and Novelis Inc., a leading sustainable aluminium solutions provider and leading player in aluminium rolling and recycling.

ACP will be a digital marketplace that connects stakeholders throughout the automotive end-of-life value chain and empowers automotive suppliers to capture and reuse any materials, such as steel, plastics, and more.

The platform “can be used by any company involved in the production and processing of primary scrap (like steelmakers, carmakers) or scrap collectors handling secondary scrap from ELVs,” a tk Materials spokesman tells Kallanish. On the other end, ACP addresses also companies on the receiving end of the value chain, meaning mills.

The first step is to create a prototype of the platform for comprehensive testing and evaluation purposes. The results of the proof-of-concept analysis will serve as feedback for both companies to make enhancements and explore the possibility of wider adoption and use by their respective industry partners, tk Materials says.

Christian Koehl Germany