Aerocircular, based at International Airport Ostend-Bruges, Belgium and UK firm ELG Carbon Fibre have joined forces in establishing a closed-loop recycling scheme for End-of-Life aircraft CFRP waste streams, having signed a Memorandum of Understanding between both companies. Carbon fibre is a high strength, high stiffness material that when combined with an epoxy resin matrix creates a composite with exceptional mechanical properties. Next to aircraft, carbon fibre is being used in wind turbines, automobiles, sporting goods, and many other applications. A closed-loop recycling scheme implies a shift from carbon fibre as disposing waste towards a material that can be used for recovery and reproduction. “Today, composite EoL
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