“The composites industry is faced with a growing waste issue that companies such as ours are eager to address… Janicki is excited to see the research being done by Vartega, and others, to repurpose and recycle this scrap material for second life applications, and reduce the carbon footprint associated with carbon fiber manufacturing.” — Andy Bridge, Vice President Industrial Markets, Janicki Industries
Per the letter, Vartega has committed to providing Janicki with recycled carbon fiber for evaluation in "limited cycle mold masters and backup structures." Janicki plans to use this fiber to "process test panels via infusion and evaluate its properties for permeability, thermal expansion, dimensional stability, and machinability."
“We’re looking forward to working with Janicki to demonstrate the capabilities of recycled carbon fiber in real world applications. Aside from its obvious uses in cars and planes, recycled carbon fiber has the potential to significantly reduce the economic and environmental cost of composite tooling.” — Andrew Maxey, President, Vartega Carbon Fiber Recycling
Janicki's complete letter can be found here: JANICKI LETTER OF SUPPORT.