RECYCLING

Automotive

U.K. develops Sustainable Composites to address composite recycling challenge

The partnership will accelerate new recycling technologies, such as delivering a series of R&D projects, investing in new material feedstocks and more.  

Grace Nehls
Assistant Editor, CompositesWorld

Core

RS Electric Boats selects Norco for composites fabrication

Comprised of bio-based infused epoxy resin, recycled PET core and basalt and flax fibers, the Pulse58 drives a different approach to boating.
#sustainability

Defense

Thermoplastic components successfully flight tested on Bell V-280 Valor

The components were manufactured for Bell by GKN Aerospace for the V-280 Valor tiltrotor.

Wind/Energy

Wind energy leaders present recommendations for recycling wind turbine blades

The EuCIA, Cefic and WindEurope recently released a joint report aimed to accelerate wind turbine blade recycling efforts.
#sustainability #windblades

Wind/Energy

ACMA report addresses composite wind turbine blade recycling

The report points to viable technologies and strategies for sustainability and energy efficiency in composite manufacturing and EOL recycling. 
#sustainability #windblades

Videos / Podcasts

Carbon Fibers

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 #sustainability #peek

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 #precursor #sustainability

Cutting/Kitting

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

Automotive

P2T process positioned for recycling

British company Prodrive Composites (Milton Keynes, UK) recently issued a press release about a process, called P2T (Primary to Tertiary), for manufacturing recyclable composite components that can satisfy future end-of-life requirements without any compromise in performance. 
#regulation #sustainability #autoclave

Automotive

U.K. develops Sustainable Composites to address composite recycling challenge

The partnership will accelerate new recycling technologies, such as delivering a series of R&D projects, investing in new material feedstocks and more.  
#windblades #biomaterials #sustainability

Epoxies

RS Electric Boats selects Norco for composites fabrication

Comprised of bio-based infused epoxy resin, recycled PET core and basalt and flax fibers, the Pulse58 drives a different approach to boating.
#sustainability

Testing

Thermoplastic components successfully flight tested on Bell V-280 Valor

The components were manufactured for Bell by GKN Aerospace for the V-280 Valor tiltrotor.

Wind/Energy

Wind energy leaders present recommendations for recycling wind turbine blades

The EuCIA, Cefic and WindEurope recently released a joint report aimed to accelerate wind turbine blade recycling efforts.

Wind/Energy

ACMA report addresses composite wind turbine blade recycling

The report points to viable technologies and strategies for sustainability and energy efficiency in composite manufacturing and EOL recycling. 

Filament Winding

JEC Group announces 2020 Innovation Awards winners

The 13 winners were announced during a virtual ceremony on May 13.

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.

Automotive

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