Technical Fibres: Recycled carbon
Range of recycled carbon fibres
Thanks to the acquisition of Apply Carbon (FR) and the short fibre business of ELG carbon recycling UK in 2021, Procotex inherited many years of technological experience in the milling or cutting of carbon waste lots. 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 and conservation of raw materials have always been the cornerstones of our corporate philosophy.
Marketed under the brand name of Carbiso we can offer you a range of sustainable Carbon fibre products.
|RANGE||PROCESS||LENGTH||STANDARD MODULUS||INTERMEDIATE MODULUS||HIGH MODULUS||BLEND SM-IM|
|CARBISOtm MLD||MILLED FIBRES||60 > 700 µ||x||x||x||x|
|CARBISOtm CP||PRECISION CHOPPED FIBRES||0,2 > 300 mm||x||x||x||x|
|CARBISOtm OS||OVERSIZED PRECISION CHOPPED FIBRES
MILLED & OVERSIZED FIBRES IN
|6 – 12 mm||x||x||x||x|
|CARBISOtm G||GRANULES||60 > 300 µ||x||x||x||x|
|CARBISOtm P||CHOPPED & OVERSIZED FIBRES IN PELLETS||2 – 3 – 6 mm||x||x||x||x|
|OPTION: all fibres can be pyrolysed before or after the process to take off the original sizing|
CARBISO™ MLD: RECYCLED MILLED CARBON RANGE FROM 60µ up to 300 µ
This is a fine powder which is mixed with various materials. The milled recycled 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.
CARBISO™ G: RECYCLED MILLED CARBON FIBRES IN GRANULATES
Procotex is also researching new markets for end-of-life carbon waste. With a capacity over 2000 tonnes of recycled carbon per year, and daily, strict quality controls in our modern laboratory, Procotex provides a unique competitive advantage. Thanks to a big feedstock of 2500 ton of raw materials, we can assure a continuous supply.
Similar To Virgin Grade
Extensive testing, internally and together with external laboratories, followed by production testing in various production environments, has shown that the properties of our recycled fibre products are almost identical to first-choice carbon fibres.
CARBISO™ CT: precision CuT Carbon fibres (300 micron to 120mm)
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.
- Recycled cut carbon fibres with sizings for thermoplastic uses
- Recycled cut carbon fibres with sizings for thermoset material
- Recycled cut carbon fibres with water-soluble sizings
CARBISO™ OS: Oversized and cut carbon fibres (6mm)
In order to cope with the growing amount of carbon fibre waste, Procotex installed a new tailor-made carbon fibre sizing and chopping line in January 2015. Extensive tests in both in-house and external labs, followed by production scale tests at different compounders, showed that the properties of our recycled carbon products 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 and chopped recycled carbon fibres are mostly used as reinforcing material in thermoplastics and add good conductivity to the plastics.
New developments also include recycled 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 recycled carbon fibres that are used to be blended into 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.
|CF.OS.U1||3.5 ± 1.0||PA6, PA66, polar thermoplastics & thermoset resins|
|CF.OS.U2||3.5 ± 1.0||PA6, PA66, PET, PBT, PMMA, thermoset resins|
|CF.OS.A||3.5 ± 1.0||PA6, PA 66, PPA, PAA, PET, PBT, PMMA, PPS|
|CF.OS.I||3.5 ± 1.0||PA6, PA 66, PEEK, PEI, PPS, PI, PC|
|CF.OS.P||3.5 ± 1.0||PE, PP, ABS, Non polar polymers|
|CF.G||3.5 ± 1.0||Water soluble for concrete|
|CF.OS.T||3.5 ± 1.0||PC, PP, VE, thermosets|
CARBISO™ P: short fibre pellets
Procotex is developing now a pellet which will contain chopped recycled fibres of 1-2mm which will proof even a higher density to feed your extruder and will show even better properties in strength and conductivity in your compounds.
By using post-industrial and post-consumer waste lots, Procotex is able to take on a really competitive position. But what really completes the picture, is the capacity of more than 1500 tons milled Recycled 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 recycled carbon fibres can help increase the strength, rigidity, dimensional stability, electrical conduction and the acoustic absorption effect of polymers?
Similar To Virgin Grade
Extensive testing, internally and together with external laboratories, followed by production testing in various production environments, has shown that the properties of our product are almost identical to first-choice carbon fibres. Big stock positions up to 2.500 tons of different types of recycled carbon fibres can assure our customers of long term contracts with big quantities.