As part of a portfolio of products designed to deliver improved sustainability, PRF Composite
Materials is delighted to introduce REEPREG, its new carbon prepreg material made with recycled
chopped carbon mat.
PRF’s processing allows almost full impregnation, which makes REEPREG drapeable and easily
handled by the constructor, without falling apart when used – which the PRF team believes sets it
apart from other recycled mat products available. The mat is made using recycled carbon prepreg
waste, reducing landfill from kitting and trimming. In the near future, the finished component –
including scrap from trimming components – will also be recyclable, thus improving circularity and
extending the life cycle of this product.
REEPREG will be available in combination with PRF’s component prepreg resin systems and in
standard weights of 100gsm, 200gsm and 300gsm. The material can be processed in autoclave and
press, and can be used as a core material in conjunction with PRF’s woven and UD prepreg
Dave Ellson, Managing Director comments: “This product has such exciting potential. The material is quick to process and when combined with our eXpress cure resin systems, offers a solution that significantly saves time, reduces energy consumption and cost, and removes composite waste from going to landfill. Thereby making it a highly sustainable material.”
Robert Burnell, CEO adds: “Whilst we recognise the contribution that bio materials may make in the future of composites, at PRF we believe that we can do more by finding ways to improve the circularity of traditional composite materials; improving their sustainability whilst retaining their superior composite properties. As such, we will continue to invest in product development, where we can improve manufacturing and processing, save energy and reduce plastic and other waste materials.”