University of Warwick – bringing recycled materials to industry

Research at the University of Warwick has established the technical and commercial viability of recycled carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) in high-performance manufacturing industries, driving massive increases in green carbon fibre production. CFRP provides more sustainable transportation solutions and reduced carbon emissions through vehicle and aircraft light-weighting, but its production and end-of-life disposal have a far greater environmental impact than any metal; with up to 40% of CFRP going to landfill. As a result of improved manufacturing processes, annual sales of a new recycled product grew by over 560% in two years, delivering significant environmental benefits.

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