Episode 12: Geoff Wood, Composites Recycling Technology Center
Geoff Wood, founder, fellow and vice president of innovation at the Composites Recycling Technology Center (CRTC) in Port Angeles, Wash., discusses CRTC, the composites recycling market and more. Geoff will be moderating a panel on composites recycling at CompositesWorld’s Carbon Fiber conference Nov. 28-30 in Charleston, South Carolina.
Geoff Wood, founder, fellow and vice president of innovation at the Composites Recycling Technology Center (CRTC) in Port Angeles, Wash., discusses CRTC’s mission (2:25), detailing financial support model and start (5:35), focusing on recycling uncured carbon fiber prepreg scrap material (8:01), which material formats are most viable to result from CRTC’s recycling efforts (14:23), development of pickleball paddles using CRTC material (21:11), how to move industry forward (30:44).
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