New company to supply recycled carbon fibre

The products Green Carbon Fibre has developed include milled and chopped carbon, as well as carbon fibre pellets for use in thermoplastic applications.

All of the products are produced from carbon fibre recovered by its sister company Recycled Carbon Fibre Ltd, which will continue to focus on the recycling of carbon fibre waste from the composite industry, taking processing scrap, off-cuts, moulds and end-of-life components.

The RCF Group operates the world’s first commercial scale continuous carbon fibre recycling plant from its site at Coseley in the West Midlands, UK. The site has the capacity to process 2000 tonnes of scrap carbon fibre composite each year.

The Group’s second plant will be based in the USA and it is expected to be operational in 2010/11. Until then, feedstock materials will be collected in the USA and processed at the UK facility.

Green Carbon Fibre Ltd will be launched at the JEC Composites Show in Paris on 13-15 April 2010.