Composites with 50% recycled polyester

Ilium Composites says that its ULTImat range of glass fiber chopped strand mats (CSM) now incorporates 50% recycled polyester.

The company hopes to use 100% recycled polyester within the next three years.

The mats are composed of a synthetic core layered between chopped glass fiber and incorporates a synthetic integrated veil. According to Illium, they can protect against osmosis and chemical erosion and is suitable for maritime applications.

“Ilium is constantly striving to lower the carbon footprint of composite manufacture while improving the efficiency and benefits of CSM application,” said Colin Leatham-Locke, business development manager.