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Airbus Working Group Sets Out Composites Recycling Roadmap

06 May 2014

Airbus Working Group Sets Out Composites Recycling Roadmap

Airbus has set up the Airbus Composite Recycling Advisory Board to establish the company’s vision, strategy, objectives, and roadmap for recycling and reusing composite materials.

As part of the company’s trans-national and trans-functional programme, various research and technology projects for recycling carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) composites are either underway or planned at the Airbus sites – in partnership with external organisations.

According to Airbus, these projects seek to examine and validate the techniques and industrialisation for recycling and reusing waste products from the CFRP manufacturing process – including both hard “cured” wastes and softer “uncured” materials. 

By the 2020-2025 timeframe, Airbus says the project targets for 95 per cent of CFRP manufacturing process wastes to go through a recycling channel, with five per cent of the waste products to be recycled back into the aerospace sector. 

Airbus says the development of its Composite Recycling Advisory Board is part of its commitment to a sustainable future in aviation – reducing the environmental impact throughout the entire jetliner lifecycle: from design and manufacture to in-flight operations and end-of-life management.

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