RECYCLING

Aerospace

German composite specialist INVENT collaborates in SUSTAINair for increased aircraft circularity

Three-and-a-half-year, 11-partner EU project will include metals and composites spanning design, manufacturing, maintenance, repair, assembly and recycling.
#SHM #composites4_0

Carbon Fibers

Éirecomposites and ORPC to use recycled carbon fiber in tidal turbine foils

Development part of €3M CRIMSON project to advance tidal energy for clean electricity.
#sustainability

Materials

AIMPLAS enters financial year with €13.3 million revenue and sustainability commitment

AIMPLAS closed 2019 with a 14% increase in revenue based on 226 R&D&I projects, became leading plastics technology center in Valencia, constructed new facility that promote research for circular economy.
#sustainability

Automotive

UBQ Materials awarded ISO certifications for waste-derived thermoplastic

The Israeli startup’s bio-based material achieves international recognition as a raw material for industrial manufacturing applications.
#sustainability

Mass Transit

IntegriCo Composites expands existing composite rail tie production into high-growth markets

Company bolsters existing product line into pipeline skids and construction matting parts while maintaining a continued focus on recycled plastic sustainability solutions. 
#sustainability

Molds/Tools

UMaine awarded $2.8 million to accelerate AM wind blade development 

Additive manufacturing with bio-based, 100% recyclable feedstocks reinforced with wood can reduce construction time by six months and cut costs by 25-50%
#biomaterials #windblades

Carbon Fibers

Wevolver, Mitsubishi launch KyronMAX composites design challenge

Designers are invited to submit a product, part, or concept that uses KyronMAX’s range of high-strength, carbon fiber-based composites for a $25,000 prize and prototype development support.

Glass Fibers

Johns Manville launches thermal recycling unit for glass fiber waste

The unit provides a projected recycling capacity of more than three tons per hour and will keep more than ten thousand tons of waste out of landfills annually.
#sustainability

Wind/Energy

DecomBlades consortium awarded funding for a cross-sector wind turbine blade recycling project

A 10-partner consortium has received funding for a three-year R&D project aiming at commercialization of sustainable techniques for recycling wind blades.  
#siemensgamesa #sustainability #vestas

Consumer

SHAPE Machining, Supernatural-X collaborate on composite electric guitar

Made from reclaimed carbon fiber, the lightweight guitar possesses excellent tuning stability, and zero RF interference.