Composite reshaping with the new 3R epoxy resin – CIDETEC

CIDETEC, one of the MC4 project partners is currently doing tests on the reshaping of composites made with their newly developed vitrimer 3R epoxy resin. Unlike conventional epoxy resins that are thermosets and therefore can’t be reused without being damaged and losing in properties, the 3R can be reshaped. Indeed, it is based on dynamic… Continue reading Composite reshaping with the new 3R epoxy resin – CIDETEC

European Independence

Today, composites are mostly manufactured with synthetic raw materials like carbon or glass fibres. This is because such materials display very good mechanical properties and can be used in structural and technical parts like for the aerospace market for example. The problem is that 80% of virgin carbon and glass fibre manufacturing is done outside… Continue reading European Independence

Solvolysis of carbon fibre reinforced composites under mild conditions – AEMAC

Following the post about the chemical recycling process developed by Gaiker, an article was published in the Asociación Española de Materiales Compuestos (AEMAC) about the solvolysis of carbon fibre reinforced composites (CFRP) under mild conditions which is the Gaiker technique. Mechanical recycling is the recycling technique that comes to mind when talking about CFRP. A… Continue reading Solvolysis of carbon fibre reinforced composites under mild conditions – AEMAC

Evolution of EU regulations and global economic strategies

The MC4 project aims at finding short term and long-term solutions for carbon and glass fibre composites recycling. One of the final goals is to produce our own feedstock of glass and carbon fibres. Indeed, the recycled fibres will become the new raw materials for future development of composite materials in Europe. Furthermore, becoming independent… Continue reading Evolution of EU regulations and global economic strategies

Carbon fibres composites chemical recycling (Gaiker)

Gaiker Technological Center one of the MC4 project partners is currently doing tests for the chemical recycling of the carbon fibre composites. The process corresponds to a solvolyse which is the long term solution for the recycling of these fibres. This method will allow to obtain the fibres and reuse them as fabric or nonwoven… Continue reading Carbon fibres composites chemical recycling (Gaiker)