THE COMPOSITES RECYCLING CONFERENCE
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
- Connected businesses and industry stakeholders with an international professional network
- Shared findings from research institutions who are making composites recycling happen
- Supported the development of a self-sustaining composites recycling ecosystem
The conference program featured panel discussions and presentations from companies, including Boeing, Owens Corning, the Composite Recycling Technology Center, EuCIA, University of Tennessee - Knoxville, University of Strathclyde, Ashland, and ELG Carbon Fibre. Notable sessions focused on how recycled composites can be used to create products that have purpose and value. The comprehensive program addressed a range of topics, from recycling and reusing thermoplastic and thermoset CFRPs to state-of-the-art recycling technology.
Four dynamic companies exhibited their latest recycling technology and products. Jeff Austad of Ventilation Solutions, a conference exhibitor and sponsor said, “We were pleasantly surprised with the conference. It was very informative and had a good mix of customers, suppliers and academia…we really wanted to understand more about composites recycling and what role we could play in the overall process.” Industry suppliers, distributors, and manufacturers met with exhibitors, asked questions, and gained hands-on experience with recycled products during networking breaks.
As a bonus, over 30 attendees toured three dynamic facilities: IACMI — The Composites Institute Lab at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Manufacturing Demonstration Facility, and Local Motors. The participants witnessed how government funded laboratories are addressing their unique challenges and making strides, including developing a robust and scalable composite recycling methodology as well as how a local manufacturer is creating products from recycled carbon fiber.
Stay Tuned! A Recycling Conference will be held again in 2020. Contact us to be notified when more information is available (and have that email go to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on ACMA's recycling efforts, contact Dan Coughlin at email@example.com.
OVER 50 CONFIRMED ATTENDING COMPANIES
A. Schulman - Engineered Composites
Adesso Advanced Materials, Inc.
Allied Moulded Products, Inc.
Argo Navis Colsult, LLC
Asbury Graphite Mills, Inc.
The Boeing Company
Borealis Polyolefine GmbH
Canon Virginia Inc.
Carbon Fiber Recycling
Composite Application Group
Composites One, LLC
Composite Recycling Technology Center
Cornerstone Environmental, Health and Safety, Inc.
CTC GmbH (an Airbus Company)
Cytec Engineered Materials
Datong Jingzheng Composites Material Tech Ltd.
Dixie Chemical Company
ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd.
Global Fiberglass Solutions
MVP - Magnum Venus Products
Molded Fiber Glass Companies
National Composites Centre
Polyone Advanced Composites
Purcom Quimica Ltd
Scott Bader – ATC
Skagit Valley College Marine Technology Center
Tecton Products, LLC.
Toray Composite Materials America, Inc.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
University of Nottingham
University of Strathclyde
Vartega Carbon Fiber Recycling, LLC
Wabash National Corporation
Wisconsin Oven Corporation
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