Nonwovens & Technical Textiles

MC4 - Multi-Level Circular Process Chain for Carbon and Glass Fibre Composites

The presentation will focus on the MC4 project, funded by the European Union, aiming to establish circular approaches for recycling carbon and glass fibre composites.

Saal C
Donnerstag, 14.09.2023, 13:30 - 13:55 Uhr
Clara Leclaire et al, Techtera, Ecully (FRA)

MC4 will tackle these issues by implementing research and innovation actions taking into account the specific needs of the two value chains, by: - Establishing a multi-level circular process for carbon and glass fibre composites, with processes developed for both a short term and a long term impact on the industry. - Developing performant and economically realistic processes that are adapted to the specificities of the two value chains. - Giving to the European industry the means to master and own its patented manufacturing processes of recycled materials. More specifically, MC4 will base the development of the recycling processes on chemical matrix/fibre separation for carbon fibre, and on a new type of resin for the direct re-use of the composite material for glass fibre. As a result, and with the use of a proper quality grading of the recycled material, MC4 will set up processes for reaching a 60% recycling rate within the supply chains, and will ensure the possibility to properly use the recycled materials in different applicative domains.