Recycling carbon fibre products from America’s Cup campaign


ELG Carbon Fibre and Land Rover BAR (Ben Ainslie Racing) are working together to ensure the carbon fibre process waste and end-of-use components from the team are recycled as far as possible.

ELG will become a technical supplier to Land Rover BAR and will process all carbon fibre manufacturing waste and end-of use parts to recover the high-performance carbon fibres they contain.

The recovered fibres will be converted into ELG’s milled and chopped fibres, which are used to make thermoset and thermoplastic compounds and nonwoven mats that are utilised in the manufacture of composite structures.

ELG’s product engineers will work with Land Rover BAR’s engineering team to develop applications for the recycled carbon fibre for Great Britain’s entry in the 36th America’s Cup.

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