A Circular Economy for Carbon Fibre
V Carbon is an advanced materials technology company that has developed the first fully integrated carbon fibre (CF) circular economy for use in the aerospace, automotive, wind energy, and industrial sectors.
A highly innovative and integrated process chain has been developed to deliver advanced materials systems using high performance 2nd life CF. V Carbon’s technology driven approach is disruptive, it addresses the whole process chain from fibre and matrix recovery, to formulated products.
Our CF material systems retain their mechanical performance for high performance, high value applications across the relevant market segments and are easily integrated into existing manufacturing platforms.
Our solutions have been developed for the most demanding applications and provide a CO2 neutral and “zero waste” manufacturing platform for industry, previously not possible.
THE Industry CHALLENGE
CF is 10 times stronger and 5 times lighter than steel without a substitute. It is essential to the advanced manufacturing sectors delivering energy efficient solutions and CO2 emission reducing technologies across industries representing investments in excess of $3 trillion globally.
Without CF, the aviation, mobility and transportation sectors could not deliver the 30% + fuel and energy efficiencies they are achieving today. The latest generation of wind power plants would not be possible, and sustainable hydrogen transport and mobility that rely on CF storage systems would not be viable.
CF is a fundamental pillar of industry, its adoption and application is embedded in advanced manufacturing and is critical to a CO2 neutral future.
But with production waste at 30%, and with no viable or sustainable solution for End-of-Life (EOL) waste volumes building annually, an industry shift away from current practices which include landfill and incineration is required.
A commitment to a CO2 neutral economy requires a sustainable approach to CF that can address the significant waste volumes being produced by industry annually.
A Fully Integrated Solution for Industry
V Carbon’s circular economy fully addresses the sustainability challenge around CF along the whole process chain to deliver high performance CF material systems with no waste for industry. All CF production waste and End of Life (EOL) structures are able to be processed and utilised.
V Carbon offers a complete and closed loop solution delivering CO2 neutral CF composites for applications that require high performance and high value CF material systems. It addresses every aspect throughout the entire supply chain up to the point of manufacture without compromising performance.
The need for a sustainable EOL waste solution for CF across all applications and sectors is now a priority for industry. Resolving the EOL challenge is mandated through ESG criteria and is now rapidly being implemented across all market segments globally.