Implementing a thermoset resin winding process with recycled carbon fibre yarn should help reducing the CO2 emissions for the raw materials by up to 90% compared to virgin fibres. Tubular winded products, as intended to produce in this project, can be used in a wide range of sporting goods, e.g. as bicycle frames, ski poles or hockey sticks.
Winding of recycled discontinuous fibre yarn combines the advantages of the winding process together with the excellent mechanical properties of carbon fibres. In a cost efficient, fast, automated and reproducible process, lightweight products can be manufactured with stiffness and strength close to such products made from virgin fibres. This Innovation Booster project implemented by V-Carbon will create a starting point for a widespread application of recycled carbon fibres yarn in sporting goods application and other market segments in the future.
Picture: Sample plate made from recycled carbon fibre yarn for evaluation of mechanical properties. © V-CARBON GmbH
Three project ideas were selected in the third call of the Innovation Booster «Plastics for Zero Emission». The teams will be supported with CHF 25,000 to further develop the solution idea.
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