February 22, 2016 (Seattle, WA) – 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 CleanTech Alliance Washington.
Vartega is planning to build its 100 ton/year pilot recycling facility in Washington State in 2017. State estimates indicate that over 2 million pounds of carbon fiber is sent to landfills in Washington each year.
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 THE CLEANTECH ALLIANCE
CleanTech Alliance Washington is the largest state cleantech trade association in the nation, representing 300 businesses and organizations. Founded in 2007 by business leaders, the Alliance facilitates the generation and growth of cleantech companies, jobs, products and services to advance the state’s position as a leader in cleantech. The Alliance offers a range of business services and benefits uniquely designed to help businesses gain visibility, access services at a lower cost and benefit from public policy advocacy. Learn more at www.CleanTechAlliance.org.