RECYCLING

Carbon Fibers

ELG Carbon Fiber sells short fiber business, rebrands to Gen 2 Carbon

Procotex Corp. SA is chosen to continue developing company’s recycled long carbon fiber business, and rebranding seeks to develop next-generation carbon fiber recycling technologies.

Grace Nehls
Assistant Editor, CompositesWorld

Glass Fibers

Covestro introduces 3D printing material made from recycled PET

Glass fiber-filled rPET suitable for high performance and structural applications using 3D pellet printing/fused granulate fabrication (FGF).

Natural Fibers

Advanced biocomposite technologies nominated for “Renewable Material of the Year” Innovation Award

Six nominees chosen for Renewable Materials Conference award, including India-based Malai Biomaterials Design for its plant leather biocomposite, and Netherlands-based Vepa and Plantics’ hemp chair.
#biomaterials #sustainability

Marine

EuCIA, EBI partnership aims to progress EOL composite solutions for boat building applications

Partnership will follow EU policy developments, focus on dismantling, recycling and future composite materials.

Carbon Fibers

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

Videos / Podcasts

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

Carbon Fibers

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.

Marine

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

Processes

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

Thermoplastics

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 #peek #sustainability

Marine

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 #weaving #precursor

Carbon Fibers

ELG Carbon Fiber sells short fiber business, rebrands to Gen 2 Carbon

Procotex Corp. SA is chosen to continue developing company’s recycled long carbon fiber business, and rebranding seeks to develop next-generation carbon fiber recycling technologies.

Natural Fibers

Advanced biocomposite technologies nominated for “Renewable Material of the Year” Innovation Award

Six nominees chosen for Renewable Materials Conference award, including India-based Malai Biomaterials Design for its plant leather biocomposite, and Netherlands-based Vepa and Plantics’ hemp chair.
#biomaterials #sustainability

Materials

EuCIA, EBI partnership aims to progress EOL composite solutions for boat building applications

Partnership will follow EU policy developments, focus on dismantling, recycling and future composite materials.

Thermoplastics

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

NEW PRODUCTS: RECYCLING

Glass Fibers

Covestro introduces 3D printing material made from recycled PET

Glass fiber-filled rPET suitable for high performance and structural applications using 3D pellet printing/fused granulate fabrication (FGF).

Thermoplastics

ICP thermoplastic tension members enable flex strength improvement

TM continuous fiber-reinforced rods help plastic parts perform more like metal by increasing load capacity and overall stiffness of the molded part. 

Materials

Avient launches reSound R recycled content portfolios

Formerly PolyOne, Avient expands the range of sustainable solutions with its thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), polyamide and polycarbonate portfolios.

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.

Materials

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