Vartega was named a winning company at the SXSW Eco Startup Showcase within the Reuse & Recycling Category. The carbon fiber recycling technology company beat out seven competitors.
SXSW Eco creates a space for business leaders, policy makers, innovators and designers to advance solutions that drive social, economic and environmental change. The conference features collaborative events to create new relationships, as well as dynamic sessions and exciting competitions that introduce attendees to transformative designs, technologies and ideas. Through provocative programming, strategic alliances and global participation, SXSW Eco accelerates impact in all its forms.
Vartega has developed a low-cost grade of carbon fiber through the use of its patent pending recycling process. This grade has mechanical properties similar to virgin material. Vartega's recycled fibers can be used in broad ranging applications including nonwoven fabrics, thermoplastic pellets, yarns, and 3D printing filaments.