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Vartega and Sojitz Aerospace announce collaboration

Vartega Inc. (Golden, CO, US) and Sojitz Aerospace Corp. (Tokyo, Japan) will be jointly exhibiting Vartega’s novel carbon fiber recycling technology and materials at the upcoming CAMX 2017 trade show and conference.
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Vartega Inc. (Golden, CO, US) and Sojitz Aerospace Corp. (Tokyo, Japan) will be jointly exhibiting Vartega’s novel carbon fiber recycling technology and materials at the upcoming CAMX 2017 trade show and conference in the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL, US, being held December 11-14, at Booth C28. Vartega and Sojitz Aerospace formalized an exclusive collaboration agreement on November 1, 2017 to promote Vartega’s carbon fiber recycling technology and products for use in Japanese aerospace markets. The collaboration allows the partners to pursueopportunities to commercialize composites recycling for Sojitz Aerospace’s customers and demonstrate applications for the use of recycled carbon fiber throughout Asia.

“Sojitz has been a trusted partner for Vartega as we’ve explored opportunities in aerospace and defense applications. We’ve been fortunate to develop a strong relationship with them over the past two years and we’re now looking forward to formally working together to deploy our technology in new geographies and markets,” says Andrew Maxey, CEO of Vartega. 

Vartega has developed composites recycling technology to create low-cost recycled carbon fiber that has the same mechanical properties as virgin carbon fiber. Vartega’s recycled fiber is being used in thermoplastics for additive manufacturing and injection molding for sporting goods and automotive parts, as well as in thermosets for continuous fiber applications such as composite overwrapped pressure vessels (COPV). A COPV made with Vartega’s recycled carbon has been selected as and ACE Award finalist and will be on display at CAMX. Winners of the 2017 ACE Awards will be revealed on December 12, 2017 at the CAMX Innovation Park Theater.

Sojitz Aerospace Corp. is the Sojitz Group’s specialized trading company for aerospace,
defense, and security equipment. Sojitz Aerospace leverages a global network to
introduce Japanese customers to cutting-edge technologies from around the world. They also provide the infrastructure to support these technologies and enable their growth in Japan and beyond. “Vartega’s technology is very interesting to our customers in Japan. As we continually strive to address our clients’ needs, we’re excited to partner with Vartega to recycle carbon fiber waste being generated by the aerospace industry. We are looking forward to our mutual success at CAMX and further into the future,” says Mikio Takeuchi, president and CEO of Sojitz Aerospace.

To schedule a meeting with Vartega and Sojitz Aerospace at CAMX please contact info@vartega.com.

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