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Partners for 100% recycled carbon composites
Monday, 15 September 2014

alt Guangwei Group (China) and Adesso Advanced Materials (China) have signed a formal strategic partnership and at the same time launched the world’s first recyclable fishing rod made with Recycloset resin technology. 

Current approaches to recycling carbon fibre composite wastes involve pyrolysis of the resin and recovery of the carbon fibre, which is milled or chopped into fibres or pelletized. But the resin component – comprising between thirty-five and fifty per cent of the part – is lost  during this process and there is also currently limited utility and value in the recovered carbon, so at present, recycling is a cost to the industry.    Read More >>

 

Welcome to Ecocomposites

The increasing replacement of metals and wood with composites is intrinsically environmentally responsible.
Composites allow structures to shed weight, and as a consequence have a big role to play in reducing both the use of petrochemicals and CO2 emissions
cross a wide range of end-use industries.

However, many other developments are taking place in the composites industry. They involve, for example, the development of natural and bio-based fibres and resins, along with cleaner and more efficient processes.
You’ll find all the news of this drive towards a greener tomorrow right here.

Adrian Wilson, editor


Drop-in magnesium substitution

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

article thumbnailNew long fibre thermoplastic (LFT) materials which duplicate both the mechanical and electrical properties of magnesium in injection moulding or extrusion materials can lead to weight savings of up...

Fourth generation GE blades

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

article thumbnailThe GE Aviation GE9X engine for the Boeing 777X aircraft will feature fewer and thinner composite fan blades than any GE widebody engine in service. GE is currently designing a new composite fan...


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Growth for lightweight materials

Monday, 01 September 2014

article thumbnailRNR Market Research has bundled together composites, metals and plastics to create a global lightweight materials market which it says will be worth €133.1 billion by 2019.  This market will...

Formula 1 upgrade for the London Bus

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

article thumbnailCarbon-fibre composite electric flywheel systems are to be fitted on the next 500 buses to be supplied to the London transport provider Go-Ahead, in a bid to reduce the city’s emissions.  GKN...


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