Composites Recycling Conference
Apr 10 - 12, 2018
Ashland is a Silver Sponsor at this year's Composites Recycling Conference. The 2018 Composites Recycling Conference will bring in experts from the U.S. and around the world to highlight the most relevant technology and business developments which are turning composites recycling into a reality.
Ashland solver Joe Fox will be giving a presentation at the conference on Wednesday, April 11 from 11:35am to 12:00pm. More details about his presentation can be found below.
Recycling and Re-use of Vinyl Ester Prepreg Scrap
Apr 11, 2018
Joe Fox, Director, Emerging & External Technologies at Ashland
Vinyl ester prepregs have an attractive value proposition for composite fabrication. They are extremely stable at room temperature and do not need to be refrigerated. They can be compression molded with cure times of 3 minutes or less. They do not contain styrene or other reactive diluents, and they have embodied energy advantages over other resin systems. Vinyl ester prepregs are also attractive from a recycling and re-use perspective; they can reduce the amount of process scrap that needs to go to a landfill. This presentation will describe processes that enable recovery of carbon fibers from prepreg scrap. The re-use of prepreg scrap in molding or co-molding operations will also be described.