Recycled carbon fiber a cost-effective approach

A range of recycled carbon fiber products that reportedly offer a cost effective solution to traditional composites in high volume applications will be on show at JEC World 2016. From a dedicated recovery plant in the West Midlands, UK company ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd reclaims carbon fiber from manufacturing and end-of-life waste and transforms it into Carbiso products for the composites and compounding industry.


Isotropic mats are made from recycled
carbon fiber.

At JEC, ELG Carbon Fibre will be focusing predominately on its range of Carbiso M and Carbiso TM isotropic mats. These easy to handle, drapeable mats are compatible with most thermoset and thermoplastic polymers and deliver excellent mechanical properties.

Carbiso M mats are produced from 100% recycled carbon fiber and can be processed by conventional composite techniques to manufacture structural and semi structural parts. Carbiso TM products are hybrid mats produced from recycled fibers and comingled with thermoplastic matrixes for press molding applications.

Both Carbiso M and TM mats are available in standard 150-500 gsm weights and 2.7 m widths. To offer customers total flexibility and an entirely tailored solution, the mats can also be manufactured to bespoke specifications.

The introduction of these new products at JEC follows on from a very successful growth period for ELG Carbon Fibre. Since the organization became part of the globally successful ELG Haniel Group in 2011, the company has consistently doubled its output each year culminating in the reclamation of over 1000 tonnes of finished carbon fiber in 2015 which was converted into a wide range of products predominately for the oil and gas and transportation industries.

Frazer Barnes, Managing Director of ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd, will also be hosting a technical sales presentation at 4 pm on Wednesday 9th March at JEC entitled "Recycled Carbon Fibres: A New Approach to Cost Effective, Lightweight Structures."

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