Vartega joins IACMI

 
 

November 10, 2015 (Denver, Co.) – Vartega Carbon Fiber Recycling LLC, a recycler of advanced materials – specifically strong and lightweight carbon fiber – used in the aerospace, automotive, wind energy, and sporting goods industries, today announced that it has joined the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI). 

Vartega is committed to helping IACMI achieve its ambitious technical goals - chief among them is 80% recyclability within 5 years. We’re confident that the network IACMI is creating will be able to deliver significant impact towards these goals and glad to be able to partner within the network to increase market adoption of recycled carbon fiber.
— Andrew Maxey, President, Vartega Carbon Fiber Recycling

IACMI estimates that less than 10% of carbon fiber reinforced plastic waste is currently recycled.

 

ABOUT VARTEGA CARBON FIBER RECYCLING

Vartega Carbon Fiber Recycling LLC is a recycler of advanced materials – specifically strong and lightweight carbon fiber – used in the aerospace, automotive, wind energy, and sporting goods industries. Founded in July 2014, Vartega has developed patent pending recycling technology to address the 15,000 metric tons of carbon fiber waste that is being landfilled and incinerated every year. Vartega’s technology uses a low energy chemistry-based process to free carbon fiber filaments for use in carbon fiber nonwoven fabrics, yarns, thermoplastic pellets, and 3D printing filaments. Materials utilizing Vartega’s low-cost recycled carbon fiber can be used to lightweight automobiles resulting in improved fuel economy and reduced emissions. For more information, visit www.vartega.com.

 

ABOUT IACMI

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), managed by the Collaborative Composite Solutions Corporation (CCS), is a partnership of industry, universities, national laboratories, and federal, state and local governments working together to benefit the nation’s energy and economic security by sharing existing resources and co-investing to accelerate development and commercial deployment of advanced composites. The national institute is supported by a $70 million commitment from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office and over $180 million committed from IACMI’s partners. Find out more at IACMI.org.

Source: http://iacmi.org/member-list/#marker223