Adherent Technologies Inc.

Recycling process converts composites scrap for reuse (milled and chopped carbon fiber). Fiber sizings improve interfacial bonding for improved mechanical properties, fracture toughness, and durability. Custom light-curing resins, coatings, adhesives, and foam formulations. Powder towpreg for cost-effective processing.

11208 Cochiti SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123 US

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Composites recycling is gaining traction
Although CW’s coverage of composites recycling dates back over a decade, informal statistics still show that only ~2% of composites-related companies are active recyclers. That said, three years since our most recent feature on the subject, there is demonstrably greater interest and activity, and real applications of recycled fiber are growing.

The carbon fiber reclaimed from waste.

Composites recycling: Gaining traction
Recycling of carbon fiber, glass fiber and — at last — resins, is growing as new players enter the space.

Supply and demand: Advanced fibers (2017)
Demand for advanced fiber, virgin and reclaimed, is on an upswing after a dip during the recent recession. Fiber suppliers are gearing up to meet an expected increase in demand as manufacturers in a number of composites end-markets scale up or start up part development and production programs

Supply and demand: Advanced fibers (2015)
Demand for advanced fiber, virgin and reclaimed, is on an upswing after a dip during the recent recession. Fiber suppliers are gearing up to meet an expected increase in demand as manufacturers in a number of composites end-markets scale up or start up part development and production programs.

New partnership to accelerate carbon fiber recycling, reuse
AMTII Corp. will partner with Adherent Technologies to bring the latter's recycling technology to market in the Oklahoma or Kansas area in 2014, serving nearby industrial and aircraft manufacturing centers.

Fiber/matrix coupling agent
Composites research and development specialist Adherent Technologies Inc. has developed a fiber finish system based on a patent-pending, heat-activated coupling agent that covalently bonds to carbon fiber and the matrix resin to enhance the composite’s toughness, durability, strength, and stiffness.

Carbon fiber reclamation: Going commercial
As the first commercial-scale carbon fiber recycling operations go online, research continues into both recycling alternatives and applications for recyclate.

carbon fiber winders, carbon fibre

The making of carbon fiber
A look at the process by which precursor becomes carbon fiber through a careful (and mostly proprietary) manipulation of temperature and tension.

Carbon fiber: Life Beyond the Landfill
Reclamation technologies give scrapped aerospace-grade carbon fiber new possibilities and a lower price point in nonstructural/conductive applications.

Product Categories of Adherent Technologies Inc.

Materials
  • Matrix resins, thermoset
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, 250 F cure
      • Epoxy, 350 F cure
      • Epoxy, toughened
  • Matrix materials, other
    • Other matrix materials
  • Fibers, organic
    • Carbon, PAN-based
    • Carbon, pitch-based
  • Prepregs, thermoset
    • Bismaleimide
      • Bismaleimide, >12K tow
    • Epoxy
      • Epoxy, <12K tow
      • Epoxy, >12K tow
    • Phenolic
      • Phenolic, <12K tow
    • Polyimide
      • Polyimide, <12K tow
      • Polyimide, >12K tow
  • Coatings and sizings
    • Powder
    • Sizings
Fabricating services
  • Other fabricating services
Design, testing, consulting, other services
  • Materials analysis
  • Recycling services
  • Consulting
    • Consulting, materials
    • Consulting, process development