Hexcel and Fairmat expand composite material recycling in the US

Hexcel Corp and Fairmat have entered into a 10-year agreement to recycle carbon fiber composite materials from Hexcel Salt Lake City in the US for reuse in composite materials sold into various commercial markets.

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Fairmat, a carbon fiber recycler and material manufacturing company, recently opened a new 15,000 sq ft recycling facility near the Hexcel Salt Lake City site, which is home to the largest high-performance carbon fiber manufacturing facility in North America. Under this new agreement, Fairmat will recycle Hexcel composite material scrap at its new site.

“This is a significant stride toward advancing sustainability in our carbon fiber industry," said Benjamin Saada, founder and CEO of Fairmat. “With our new state-of-the-art Utah facility, office and the US leadership team in place, we are ready to work closely with Hexcel Corporation, which is equally committed to reducing waste and bringing sustainable solutions to market.”

“Hexcel is strongly committed to responsible environmental stewardship, not only by reducing carbon emissions through the use of our lightweight composite materials on commercial aircraft, but also by reducing landfill waste of scrap materials,” said Philippe Chevrier, President – Americas & Global Fibers, Hexcel. “Hexcel has a robust carbon fiber recycling program in place, and this latest agreement with Fairmat to recycle composite materials expands our efforts and bolsters our shared commitment to sustainability.”