Thanks to the acquisition of Apply Carbon (FR), Procotex inherited many years of technological experience in the milling or cutting of recycled Carbon. Because of its excellent properties, recycled Carbon Fibre is used more and more in the composite industry. This is also why together with the industry we are working on a solution involving industrial waste and end–of–life Carbon waste. Sustainability conservation and recycling of raw materials have always been the cornerstones of our corporate philosophy.
milled carbon from 75 µm
This is a fine powder which is mixed with various materials. The milled Carbon fibres can have various lengths or avivages. The applications are endless because the use thereof markedly improves the properties of the thermoplastic or thermoset products. Thus the conducting and mechanical characteristics are elevated to a higher level. The dimensional stability and the chemical resistance are also further improved.
We are able to do precision cutting ranging from 300µm to 120mm. The exceptional properties of the cut fibres are comparable with this first grade quality. The fibres are treated to be used in automatic supply and blending facilities. The avivages are modified based on the materials to be blended.
Cut carbon fibres with sizings for thermoplastic applications
Cut carbon fibres with sizings for thermoset applications
In order to cop with the growing amount of Carbon fibre waste, Procotex installed
a new tailormade Carbon fibre sizing and chopping line in January 2015. Extensive tests in both inhouse and external labs,
followed by production scale tests at different compounders, showed that the properties of our product are almost
identical to virgin grade chopped fibres.
The oversized fibres are well bundled by using an optimal sizing agent which is compatible with any specific resin and helps to improve the workability in any application or process.
The oversized & chopped Carbon fibres are mostly used as reinforcing material in thermoplastics and are adding a good conductivity to the plastics.
New developments also include Carbon fibres (CF.OS.P) compatible with non-polar polymers (PP, PE…) but not limited to this as we offer also custom made sizings according to the client’s demand.
Last but not least, Procotex offers a range of oversized and chopped carbon fibres that are used to blend in concrete applications. (CF.OS.H)
All processes can also be carried out on commission, even smaller quantities, to offer you maximum flexibility. Please contact us for more information.
By using post-industrial carbon waste lots, Procotex is able to take on a really competitive position. But what really completes the picture, is the capacity of more than 1000 tons milled Carbon per year. The daily and strict quality control in our modern laboratory is also a competitive benefit that makes Procotex really unique. A unique service for an exceptional product! Because did you know Carbon fibres can help increase the strength, rigidity, dimensional stability, electrical conduction and the acoustic absorption effect of polymers?