Carlson Engineered Composites has started a new project with the Composites Innovation Centre. This project is just another demonstration of CEC’s commitment to maintaining our competitive advantage, through innovation and technological advancement. The project will investigate the placing of recycled composites back into composite products.
This will be a feasibility study on the use of recycled glass fibres and filler, as a replacement for a portion of the virgin product material.
The project will focus on three areas:
1. Preferred recycled fibre length for replacement of virgin fiberglass.
2. Preferred ratio of recycled fibre to virgin fibre.
3. Preferred ratio of recycled filler / microfibers to virgin filler.
It is expected that this study will be completed by the end of July 2011 and will provide CEC with the data necessary to determine if fibre and filler recycling is a viable means for reducing waste and costs associated with commercial composite fabrication.
As always, CEC seeks to be a leader in its field, and to develop partnerships which foster profitable growth, a mission that benefits both employees and customers of Carlson Engineering Composites.