MOU focuses on carbon fiber recycling

The Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC) based in Washington State, USA, and ELG Carbon Fiber Ltd (ELG) based in Coseley, UK, have signed a s (MOU) to collaborate on carbon fiber recycling.

Under the terms of the agreement, the CRTC and ELG will develop ways to use the carbon fiber that gets reclaimed through ELG’s pyrolysis process, and turn it into products that could positively impact people’s lives and our environment.

‘We are very excited about the opportunity to work closely with the CRTC and are already discussing some major projects that will kick-start the recycled carbon fiber industry on an international level,’ said Frazer Barnes, MD of ELG.

‘Today’s announcement represents a major milestone for the CRTC,’ said Robert Larsen, CEO of the CRTC. ‘Working closely with ELG means that we can provide a one-stop carbon fiber recycling team that addresses the needs of large-scale generators of carbon fiber scrap. It also provides the CRTC with a consistent supply of low-cost recycled carbon fiber and thermoplastics. When combined with our recycled carbon fiber pre-preg, it will create dozens of beneficial uses for this previously landfilled material.’

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