Alchemy Bicycle Co and Vartega Carbon Fiber Recycling Enter Into Recycling Agreement

Golden, Colorado (October 28, 2016) - Alchemy Bicycle Co, a Denver-based custom bicycle frame builder, and Vartega Carbon Fiber Recycling announced today that they have entered into a joint recycling agreement which will commence immediately.  

As part of the agreement, Alchemy will provide Vartega with its scrap carbon fiber for recycling in Vartega's novel chemistry-based recycling process. This allows Alchemy to divert hundreds of pounds of scrap from landfill every year. Alchemy is also looking at ways to incorporate recycled carbon fiber into its bikes and find ways to incorporate it back into their supply chain.

It is great to find a company that will take our relatively small amount of carbon fiber as most commercial recyclers work on a much larger scale. We have been looking for a way to divert our scraps from the landfill from the beginning and couldn’t be happier about partnering with Vartega. They really made it incredibly easy for us; there is absolutely no disruption on our end, which makes it a no-brainer.
— Lindsey Reese – Marketing Coordinator, Alchemy Bicycle Company
We are very excited to work with Alchemy in recycling their carbon fiber manufacturing scrap. No matter how efficient their manufacturing process is, there are always scraps left over, so we are happy that Alchemy is as excited as we are to keep that material out of the landfill. Alchemy builds amazing bikes to enjoy the outdoors so it’s important to preserve our planet by not cluttering it with unnecessary waste.
— Josh Gary - Vice President, Operations at Vartega Carbon Fiber Recycling

About Alchemy Bicycle Co.

Founded in 2008, Denver based Alchemy Bicycle Co. builds the finest road, ‘cross and mountain bikes available. Blending old world craftsmanship and attention to detail with leading edge technology, each Alchemy frame is crafted by hand from carbon, stainless steel or titanium. For more information on Alchemy and its offerings ranging from full custom to stock, please visit AlchemyBicycles.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 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. For more information, visit www.vartega.com.