RECYCLING

Wind/Energy

UT receives funding for wind turbine blades recycling technology

The university is developing a large-scale glass fiber composite recycling system as an end-of-life (EoL) solution for wind blades.

Grace Nehls
Assistant Editor, CompositesWorld

Materials

AZL Aachen webinar: Sustainability and recycling

AZL Aachen is hosting the fourth webinar in its Lightweight TechTalk series, titled, “Sustainability and Recycling of Composites,” on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 5:00 am-7:00 am EDT (11:00 am-1:00 pm CET).  
#sustainability

Materials

Aimplas project develops biocomposite recycling methods

The ELIOT project, with the participation of the Dutch research center TNO, is developing recycling methods to improve sustainability in the aerospace industry.
#cleansky #biomaterials #sustainability

Automotive

Demonstrating recyclable, bio-based autocomposites

The ECOXY research consortium recently developed a demonstrator automotive part constructed from recyclable flax fiber and a specialized bio-based epoxy.
#trends #biomaterials #sustainability

Consumer

Australian start-up builds first recycled carbon fiber composite surfboard

Juc Surf uses 100% recycled carbon fiber scrap materials for a more sustainable surfboard that doesn’t sacrifice performance.
#trends #sustainability

Videos / Podcasts

Materials

Rhode Island boat recycling program plans expansion to other states

Having recycled 60 tons of fiberglass in two years, the RIMTA program will expand to Conn., Mass., Maine and Wash. state via funding from the NOAA Marine Debris Program.
#sustainability

Wind/Energy

National Composites Centre leads dismantlable joints research

Adhesive additive technology is reported to make composite parts easier to dismantle, maintain and recycle.
#trends #adhesives #sustainability

Aerospace

Industrial production line for recycling thermoplastic polymers and composites into organosheet

ThermoPRIME and Thermosaïc technologies recycle plastic and composite waste via modular, flexible equipment.
#cuttingtools #sustainability #peek

Carbon Fibers

Britannia boat cradles manufactured with ELG recycled carbon fiber

ELG Carbon Fibre has processed more than 1.2 metric tonnes of INEOS Team UK’s carbon fiber waste materials to produce two cradles for the new race boat.
#outofautoclave

Carbon Fibers

Episode 29: John McQuilliam, Prodrive Composites

Prodrive Composite’s John McQuilliam discusses the company’s primary to tertiary (P2T) carbon fiber composite recycling process.
#trends #precursor #sustainability

Thermoplastics

Zero-waste: New process, equipment recycles prepreg, tape offal

Technology provides sustainable approach to reusing valuable thermoplastic scrap in chips-based laminate.
#regulation #workinprogress #sustainability

Filament Winding

AeroLas explores new spinning technology for thermoplastic hybrid yarn

AeroLas is working to combine recycled carbon fiber with PEEK using adapted art textile machines and a patented air guided ring spinning technology. 
#braiding #peek #weaving

Glass Fibers

UT receives funding for wind turbine blades recycling technology

The university is developing a large-scale glass fiber composite recycling system as an end-of-life (EoL) solution for wind blades.
#sustainability #windblades

Materials

AZL Aachen webinar: Sustainability and recycling

AZL Aachen is hosting the fourth webinar in its Lightweight TechTalk series, titled, “Sustainability and Recycling of Composites,” on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 5:00 am-7:00 am EDT (11:00 am-1:00 pm CET).  
#sustainability

Materials

Aimplas project develops biocomposite recycling methods

The ELIOT project, with the participation of the Dutch research center TNO, is developing recycling methods to improve sustainability in the aerospace industry.
#cleansky #biomaterials #sustainability

Materials

Rhode Island boat recycling program plans expansion to other states

Having recycled 60 tons of fiberglass in two years, the RIMTA program will expand to Conn., Mass., Maine and Wash. state via funding from the NOAA Marine Debris Program.
#sustainability

Aerospace

Boeing recognized for Sustainability Leadership Award

Breakthrough recycling of excess aerospace carbon fiber diverts up to 1 million pounds of waste company-wide. 
#sustainability #boeing

Automotive

TRB receives funding to export EV battery components made from organic waste

TRB Lightweight Structures manufactures battery enclosure parts made from recycled plant waste at its U.K. facility, for assembly in the U.S.
#electricvehicles

NEW PRODUCTS: RECYCLING

Core

EconCore licenses recycled PET honeycomb core technology

The company’s rPET honeycomb core is made from more than 95% recycled PET and is reported to outperform PP honeycomb cores.

Additive Manufacturing

Cincinnati Inc. to offer BASF 3D printing materials for SAAM HT

BASF’s ABS plastic, carbon PET and recycled PET are now offered for use with Cincinnati Inc.’s Small Area Additive Manufacturing Machine.
#peek #precursor

Core

EconCore evolves thermoplastic, recycled honeycomb core materials

EconCore’s latest research is focused on high-performance honeycombs and recycled polyethylene terephthalate (RPET) honeycomb technology.
#outofautoclave