Vartega joins ACMA

April 5, 2016 (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 American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA). 

Through our membership we want to demonstrate support of the work the ACMA is doing to advance the growth of the composites industry. The ACMA’s efforts are consistent with our mission to elevate the cause of sustainable composites. Vartega will actively engage with the ACMA through participation in the Green Composites Council and High Performance Council. By doing so, we hope to build awareness and perspective regarding the need for composites recycling and the benefits of using recycled materials.
— Andrew Maxey - President of Vartega Carbon Fiber Recycling

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 ACMA

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) is the world’s largest composites industry trade group. We are manufacturers, material and equipment suppliers, distributors, academia and end users, dedicated to growing the composites market. We serve our members and the industry by promoting the competitive advantage and versatility of composite materials. ACMA offers composites industry educational resources through our CAMX show, conferences and Certified Composites Technician (CCT®) program. We develop standards and specifications that drive preference for the use of composites in place of traditional materials. We lead advocacy efforts via legislative and regulatory channels to achieve a more viable composites industry. Together, we are shaping the future of composites. Learn more at www.acmanet.org.