Supporting UK Composites

End of Life and Recycling

FRP Circular Economy Study

August 2018

This study by Composites UK, Scott Bader and Renuables, with funding support from the National Composites Centre and Innovate UK, look into the best way forward for disposal/recycling of waste fibre reinforced polymer material (FRP) in terms of cost and environmental impact, in the UK. The material being considered in this study is primarily glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) which uses a thermoset resin. It may also be relevant to thermoset carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) which is currently uneconomical to recycle by pyrolysis.

To download the report, please click here.

Revised Oct 2018 to correct an error in table 1.

Composites Recycling - Where are we now?

July 2016

This report, produced by Composites UK and the universities of Birmingham, Nottingham and Manchester gives details of the recycling processes available for carbon and glass fibre waste as well as steps which need to be taken in order to make these processes more commercially viable.

To download the report, please click here.


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