01 March 2016
01 March 2016
As manufacturers continue to seek out the most advanced material innovations to promote light weight structures, ELG Carbon Fibre has responded with the introduction of their Carbiso range.
At JEC World, ELG Carbon Fibre will be showcasing its line of recycled carbon fibre products that offer a cost effective solution to traditional composites in high volume applications.
From a dedicated recovery plant in the West Midlands, ELG Carbon Fibre reclaims carbon fibre from manufacturing and end-of-life waste. This is then converted into products for the composites and compounding industry.
During the show, ELG Carbon Fibre will be focusing predominately on its range of Carbiso M and Carbiso TM isotropic mats. These easy to handle, drapeable mats are compatible with most thermoset and thermoplastic polymers and deliver excellent mechanical properties.
Carbiso M mats are produced from 100% recycled carbon fibre and can be processed by conventional composite techniques to manufacture structural and semi structural parts. Carbiso TM products are hybrid mats produced from recycled fibres and comingled with thermoplastic matrixes for press moulding applications.
Both Carbiso M and TM mats are available in standard 150 – 500gsm weights and 2.7m widths. To offer customers total flexibility and an entirely tailored solution, the mats can also be manufactured to bespoke specifications.
The introduction of these new products at JEC World proceeds a very successful growth period for ELG Carbon Fibre. Since the organisation became part of ELG Haniel Group in 2011, the company says it has consistently doubled its output each year, culminating in the reclamation of over 1000 tonnes of finished carbon fibre in 2015 which was converted into a wide range of products predominately for the oil and gas and transportation industries.
Frazer Barnes, Managing Director of ELG Carbon Fibre and Detlef Drafz, CEO of ELG Haniel, will be conducting media interviews throughout the show.
Frazer will also be hosting a Technical Sales Presentation at 4pm on Wednesday 9 March 2016 entitled ‘Recycled Carbon Fibres: A New Approach to Cost Effective, Lightweight Structures’. All visitors are very welcome to attend and no pre-registration is necessary.
To learn more about ELG Carbon Fibre’s complete range of recycled carbon products, please visit the team in Hall 5A, Stand L34.
Photo provided by ELG Carbon Fibre
UK company Prodrive Composites has developed a process for manufacturing recyclable composite components that can satisfy future end-of-life requirements without any compromise in the performance of the original parts. The company says the P2T (Primary to Tertiary) process not only simplifies recycling, but endows a composite material with the potential to fulfil three or more useful lifetimes.