Hexcel invests in carbon fiber recycling

Hexcel Corporation has made a strategic investment in Carbon Conversions Incorporated (CCI). The investment creates a partnership between Hexcel, a manufacturer of composites and carbon fiber, and CCI, which specializes in carbon fiber recycling and repurposing.  CCI reclaims carbon fiber from dry, wet, and cured structures and incorporates reclaimed carbon fibers to make new, high-performance components. Working collaboratively, Hexcel and CCI plan to develop aerospace and industrial applications for reclaimed carbon fiber, enabling the widespread commercial adoption of recycled carbon fiber reinforced products and extending their lifecycle.  ‘The adoption of carbon fiber reinforced parts is growing rapidly and as it does, extending the lifecycle becomes more critical,’ said Hexcel chairman, CEO and president Nick Stanage. ‘Through this partnership, we now have an ideal opportunity to create a full lifecycle solution never before realized in our industry.’   

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