Janicki Industries supports Vartega's recycling efforts

(Sedro-Woolley, WA) April 8, 2016 – Janicki Industries (Janicki) has provided a letter of support to Vartega Carbon Fiber Recycling LLC (Vartega) in regards to Vartega's efforts to commercialize its solvolysis recycling technology.

The composites industry is faced with a growing waste issue that companies such as ours are eager to address... Janicki is excited to see the research being done by Vartega, and others, to repurpose and recycle this scrap material for second life applications, and reduce the carbon footprint associated with carbon fiber manufacturing.
— Andy Bridge, Vice President Industrial Markets, Janicki Industries

Per the letter, Vartega has committed to providing Janicki with recycled carbon fiber for evaluation in "limited cycle mold masters and backup structures." Janicki plans to use this fiber to "process test panels via infusion and evaluate its properties for permeability, thermal expansion, dimensional stability, and machinability."

We’re looking forward to working with Janicki to demonstrate the capabilities of recycled carbon fiber in real world applications. Aside from its obvious uses in cars and planes, recycled carbon fiber has the potential to significantly reduce the economic and environmental cost of composite tooling.
— Andrew Maxey, President, Vartega Carbon Fiber Recycling

Janicki's complete letter can be found here: JANICKI LETTER OF SUPPORT.

About Janicki Industries

Janicki Industries is a technical engineering company that creates composite tools, prototypes and production parts for transportation, aerospace, space and defense, marine, alternative energy and other innovative markets throughout the world. For more information please visit: http://www.janicki.com.

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.