What other ways can the industry become involved in advancing sustainable composites options?
Companies collectively forming consortiums to provide resources towards research and development of common core problems that hold back the industry from recycling is key to advancing the growth of sustainable and recyclable composites. This is a new and upcoming sector in the composites industry where next generation engineers and researchers may hold the key to advancement and growth. Companies have the unique opportunity of working with university research facilities on a smaller and more intimate scale where their needs can be more properly addressed for the given project, as opposed to a bigger research facility. This requires company cooperation and student funding, but in the end, wouldn’t you rather spend your money to advance your company and the industry instead of sending it straight to the landfills?