Boeing Enters Composite Recycling Partnership

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    Boeing and ELG Carbon Fibre have announced a partnership to recycle excess aerospace-grade composite materials from 11 Boeing airplane manufacturing sites. According to Boeing, the recycled carbon fiber will be sold to companies in the electronics and ground transportation industries for products such as electronic accessories and automotive equipment. The company says the agreement, which it is calling the first of its kind in the aerospace industry, will reduce Boeing's solid waste by more than one million pounds a year.

    "Recycling cured carbon fiber was not possible just a few years ago," said Tia Benson Tolle, Boeing’s materials & fabrication director for product strategy & future airplane development. "We are excited to collaborate with ELG and leverage innovative recycling methods to work toward a vision where no composite scrap will be sent to landfills."
    Source: avweb

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