The Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC), based in Port Angeles, WA, USA, has earned the silver award for sustainability from Seattle Business Magazine.
‘The winners were companies with innovative products who found ways to boost their competitiveness through improved manufacturing processes and effective marketing,’ said Leslie Helm, editor of the magazine. ‘it’s companies like these that remind us of the current strength and future promise of Washington’s manufacturing sector.’
‘Sustainability is one of the CRTC’s aspirational goals, something we strive to achieve in all our operations,’ said David Walter, CRTC’S chief operating officer. ‘Our mission is to inspire and grow the global recycled composites industry through innovation in technology and manufacturing. we are proud that our efforts have been recognized so early in our company’s history.’
The award was based on the CRTC’s First Product, the Swift Pickleball paddle, from the CRTC’s aero paddle brand. The paddle, now for sale throughout north america from pickleballcentral.com, is also for sale in the museum of flight’s gift shop. Made from recycled aerospace carbon fiber diverted from Washington’s Landfills, the swift paddle is the first product made from repurposing the material.
This story is reprinted from material from the CRTC, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.