Carbon Recycling That Is Energy-Efficient Now In The UK
By Cynthia Taylor
The alt ELG Carbon Fibre has the capacity to be able to recycle 2,000 tons of carbon fibre composites annually through a very highly energy-efficient process that is patented at its Crossley plant West Midlands.
The Crossley plant has an integrated abatement system that is capable of minimising emissions, this effect on the environment carries the full Environmental Agency approval in the UK.
This development by ELG has a small but expanding range of products that use recycled carbon fibres, chopped fibres and pellets, milled fibres, that has additives that improves a number of the properties, from a greater strength, more stiffness, to additional thermal and also electrical conductivity.
The company has a number of applications that include, anti-static paints and coatings, EMI Shildings, thermoplastic polymers (conductive, non-wovens and high-temperature insulation, anti-static and reinforced), Epoxy coatings in flotation modules, composite tooling.
The company is able to accept carbon scrap in dry fibre, in cured and un-cured prepreg or the laminated form. The dry fibre waste includes cloth and fabric off-cuts, bobbin ends and much more.
ELG origins are in Milled Carbon, and they built a pilot plant in 2003, based on a continuous pyrolysis process. Once this concept was proven, Recycled Carbon Fibre was then set up during 2008 to turn this type of technology into a commercial reality.
During September 2011, ELG Haniel, of Duisburg, Germany, purchased Recycled Carbon Fibre. ELG Haniel is renowned as global leader in the recycling industry, they deal in trading and processing of raw materials mostly for the high-end metal industry. Their range comprises stainless steel, super-alloys and titanium. The company onsists of over than 40 operational locations, and they offer one of the largest networks worldwide.
Head Office: EATON HOUSE, STATION ROAD, LEEDS, LS20 8XB Company Registration: 4704157 Vat Registration: 817013852