Vartega Receives Innovative Technology Award from Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation

 Andrew Maxey, Vartega Inc. CEO, accepting the Innovative Technology Award.

Andrew Maxey, Vartega Inc. CEO, accepting the Innovative Technology Award.

(Arvada, Colorado) March 23rd, 2017 - Vartega was recently honored by the Jefferson County Enconomic Development Corporation (Jeffco EDC) as recepient of their 2016 Innovative Technology Award.

As the Jefferson County’s economic development agency, Jeffco EDC's mission is to encourage primary job growth and new capital investment.  Their Innovative Technology Award recognizes companies that demonstrate leadership and development of new and advanced technologies in aerospace, aviation, bioscience, energy, photonics, or the like.  

Jeffco presented the award at the 24th Annual Jefferson County Industry Appreciation Awards Breakfast held at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017. Vartega was just one of many Jefferson County companies recognized for their efforts to strengthen the economic vitality of Jefferson County.  

About Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation
Jeffco EDC ’s mission is to strengthen the economic vitality of Jefferson County through the creation, retention and expansion of primary jobs.

About Vartega Inc.
Vartega Inc 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.