The recycling optionsAnother growth area in the drive for lower cost carbon fiber is the recycling option and one company pushing developments in the greater use of recycled material is UK-based ELG C
Carbon fiber offers a great many performance and light weighting benefits for composites. Lower cost manufacture and increased use of recycled material now promise to widen the range of applications t
Composites UK is organising its second composites showcase of the year, this time covering the topic of fiber reinforced polymer composites (FRPs) in renewable energy.This sector is a new addition to
The low-cost processAccording to ORNL, more than 90 percent of the energy needed to manufacture advanced composites is consumed in manufacturing the carbon fiber itself. Reduction in energy consumptio
In a further carbon fiber development, Harper has also partnered with ORNL on a project initiated through the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Manufacturing Office’s HPC4Mfg Program. The program was designed to spur the use of high-performance super- computers to advance U.S. manufacturing via public-private partnerships.