The Circe project in five steps
The carbon fiber reinforced polymers are innovative and ultralight materials, increasingly appreciated and applied in the automotive, motorsport, shipbuilding, aerospace, industrial and design sectors.
Where the scraps end up
During the production of carbon fibre composites, waste and scraps of industrial material are generated. Wastes that - in the best scenario - end up in landfills or inside incinerators, with important repercussions in terms of pollution. Today, due to the technical complexity required by the recovery process, no effective system for recycling such industrial waste exists.
The idea behind the Circe project
From the imperative need of safeguarding the environment and optimizing the use of natural resources, an ambitious idea is born: Circe. Five Italian companies for a project intending to redesign the industrial recycling chain through innovation.
The means to reach the goal
The Circe team will develop two innovative machines that will allow to select, resize and process carbon fiber scraps for their re-use.
Reuse to create new products
The re-processed carbon fibre prepreg scraps will be used to produce automotive components, brake discs, toecaps for safety work shoes and other types of applications.