This capability has been progressed through working alongside partners such as Boeing, Ford, Toho Tenax and the University of Nottingham as part of AFRECAR, a Technology Strategy Board funded project, to develop routes for carbon fibre recycling and processing.
The resulting expertise has enabled TFP to support the world’s leading carbon fibre manufacturers in the utilisation of their recycled fibre. TFP provides the capability to process recycled carbon fibre into a nonwoven for subsequent integration into a composite structure. Ultimately providing a viable route for the reuse of fibre previously considered as waste.
In addition to supporting other companies in their use of recycled carbon fibre TFP believe in minimising our own carbon footprint. As part of this initiative the company have developed a route to recycle our own waste fibre for reprocessing into new products. This result is a range of recycled carbon fibre veils and mats which offer comparable properties and quality to those manufactured with virgin fibre with the added benefit of environmental sustainability.