Again this year, leading representatives of the international automobile recycling industry came together in Berlin for the 17th International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2017. From March 22 to 24, around 200 attendees and 20 exhibitors from 22 different countries assembled in the German capital for this key event.
The congress again had a wide-ranging programme in store for its visitors this year, including nearly 30 presentations and three plant tours of the companies Alba Metall Nord in Rostock, cct Steglitz in Möckern and LRP Autorecycling in Chemnitz.
The latest trends in automotive manufacturing and the changing composition of materials were among the main topics at this year’s IARC. New types of material and the increased use of mixed plastics are likely to pose a number of challenges for end-of-life vehicle dismantlers in the years to come
The IARC is the only trade congress worldwide exclusively dedicated to the topic of automobile recycling. Next year, the event will be held in Vienna from March 14 to 16, 2018.