Recycled-carbon-fiber – Flexible-Packaging 05-05-2022 - Arhive
Recycled-carbon-fiber – Flexible-Packaging
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-Recycled carbon fiber takes flight
Cannon Ergos is working with Boeing to produce more sustainable thermoplastic composite panels.
Cannon Ergos, a company of the Italian Cannon group dedicated to the supply of turnkey lines, is conducting molding tests with Boeing to evaluate the use of recycled carbon fiber (rCF) in the manufacture of internal side panels for airplane cabins.
“For several years, together with our subsidiaries Cannon Afros and Cannon Tipos, we have successfully undertaken numerous projects to give new life to recycled carbon fiber – explains Mattia Andolfatto, Cannon Ergos R&D Project Manager -. By combining different technologies and production processes tailored to each application, we were able to effectively process recycled carbon fiber, both impregnated with different resins, or already integrated into a thermoplastic matrix. The project with Boeing demonstrates the feasibility of manufacturing internal side panels with high-performance thermoplastics reinforced with recycled carbon fiber. ”
The last phase of the project – explains the Italian company – involves Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials (MCAM), a supplier of high-performance reinforced polymers. Recycled-carbon-fiber – Flexible-Packaging
For the Japanese group, Cannon Ergos has designed, built and installed a customized thermocompression unit, used to produce prototypes of side panels with Kyrontex, a thermoplastic composite based on high performance resins such as polyamide, polyetherimide (PEI), sulphide polyphenylene (PPS), polyetheretheretherketone (PEEK) and polyaryletherketone (PAEK).
Further insights will be provided on May 4 by Mattia Andolfatto in one of the round tables focused on sustainability: ‘Rethinking Composite Materials Manufacturing: The Path to Sustainable Production’ at JEC World 2022, currently taking place in Paris.
Mischaracterization of Advanced Recycling Slows Progress
On Friday Members of Congress sent a letter to the House Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies requesting that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulate advanced recycling technologies as municipal waste combustion units under the Clean Air Act. The following statement may be attributed to Joshua Baca, vice president of plastics at the American Chemistry Council (ACC).
“Advanced recycling refers to a set of game-changing technologies that enable a circular economy by transforming used plastics into high quality new plastics. Characterizing advanced recycling as ”waste combustion” or “burning plastics” is scientifically inaccurate and distracts from the real and significant progress being made. Recycled-carbon-fiber – Flexible-Packaging
“The seven commercial-scale advanced recycling facilities, plus those leveraging existing chemical manufacturing infrastructure to make virgin-quality plastic from used plastics in the U.S., are just the beginning of a massive wave of new projects. Since 2017, $7.5 billion in investments have been announced across more than 70 projects capable of diverting 17.5 billion pounds of waste from landfills.
“A recent independent study found advanced recycling reduces greenhouse gas emissions 43% relative to waste-to-energy incineration of plastic films made from virgin-resources. In other words, advanced recycling helps reduce plastic waste and greenhouse gas emissions. Another study found benchmarked air emissions from an average-sized advanced recycling facility were often on par with those from common well-regulated facilities such as hospitals and universities, and often too low to trigger key EPA permitting thresholds.
“Regulating advanced recycling as solid waste incineration would be inconsistent with Clean Air Act legal criteria and the 18 states that have passed laws appropriately regulating these facilities as manufacturing operations. Furthermore, it would undermine EPA’s National Recycling Goal to increase the U.S. recycling rate to 50% by 2030. America’s plastic makers will rely on advanced recycling to help EPA meet its goal.
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