ELG Carbon Fibre joins US composites institute

ELG Carbon Fibre’s range of nonwoven mats.
ELG Carbon Fibre’s range of nonwoven mats.

ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd, a UK supplier of recycled carbon fiber materials, has joined the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), based in the US.

According to the company, the affiliation will increase its engagement with end users and a variety of development projects, allowing ELG to accelerate plans for expansion into the US.

IACMI is a national organization based in Knoxville, Tennessee, that was established to improve the development of production technologies for low-cost, energy-efficient manufacturing of polymer composites for vehicles, wind turbines, and compressed gas storage.

‘Being part of this influential body is one of the steps towards ELG’s opening of its carbon fiber recycling centre in the US,’ said Frazer Barnes, MD, ELG Carbon Fibre. ‘Engagement with end-users and the support we can offer their development projects is critical for our US expansion.’

ELG’s initial commitment to IACMI is for 5 years and it is expected the company’s first US facility will be established within this timeframe. 

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