New machine to recover and recycle uncured scrap
About a third of the world’s carbon fibre ends up in landfills. With the demand for the material expected to exceed annual production capacity within the next few years, the industry is looking to recycling of carbon fibre composites as a solution. The EU-funded RECYCOMP project is developing a machine for the recovery and recycling of carbon fibre-reinforced polymer uncured scraps, taking the surplus material coming from lamination and generating new useful pre-impregnated material in a roll. This new machine will be able to identify the scraps’ area and fibre orientation. Then it will cut the scrap into rectangular chips that will be placed in a new backing material for subsequent use.
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