Englund says GFSI’s success opens the door to opportunities to recycle many other products that feature FRP. He calls wind turbine blades “the low hanging fruit.”
“Maybe the same processing platform won’t work for other types of fiberglass material,” Englund says. “Maybe it will work. We’re just going to have to research to figure out how we can continue this movement.”
In response to the growth of recycling in the composites industry and the increased demand to learn more about it, ACMA has created its first-ever Composites Recycling Conference. Taking place in Knoxville, Tenn., from April 10-12, 2018, the conference will bring in experts from around the world to highlight the most relevant technology and business developments, including the ACMA/IACMA Recycling Project. Registration will open Dec. 4, 2017. For more information, visit acmanet.org/recycling.