Barrier-free processing of materials for environmentally benign life-cycle design

Mamoru Mabuchi, Kohmei Halada, Tatsuhiko Aizawa

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It is required to develop innovative materials technology for environmentally benign manufacturing toward dematerialization. Recently, some barrier-free processes in a variety of materials such as steels, light metals, polymers, woods have been studied from the viewpoint of recycling for scraps and materials selection for poison-free materials, and forming for high performance materials. The present paper reviews the contents of the barrier-free processing. The key technologies of the barrier-free processing are the synthesis of harmless materials from scraps by dispersion control and the simultaneity of forming and microstructural control by in-process control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-291
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Mar
Externally publishedYes


  • Barrier-free processing
  • Environmentally benign manufacturing
  • Forming
  • Innovative materials technology
  • Materials efficiency
  • Materials selection
  • Recycling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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