Composites recycling technology shortlisted for CAMX award

A recycling process that uses superheated steam to reclaim composite fibers from wound parts has been shortlisted in the Unsurpassed Innovation category of the CAMX Awards.

The Deecom technology was developed by machine builder Cygnet Texkimp, cleaning technology specialist Longworth, and the UK’s National Composites Centre (NCC).

The companies were able to reclaim continuous fibre lengths from composite hydrogen tanks. The fibers could them be reused in other composite applications.

“Sustainability, decarbonisation, waste reduction and supply are hugely important issues in composites and it’s a great honour to have our work in this field recognised in these coveted industry awards,” said Cygnet Texkimp CEO Luke Vardy.

 “It’s an excellent case study of the world leading technologies and innovations coming out of the UK that may significantly impact the composites industry and how we create products of the future,” said Tim Young, head of sustainability at the NCC.