- Development of hybrid, thermoplastic and thermoset materials made of carbon fiber waste
- Line includes bale opening, feeding, carding, crosslapping, needling and winding
- ITA Augsburg: development of spreaded fiber-tows up to semi-finished products
DiloGroup, a manufacturer of machines and production systems for non-woven applications, will install a compact line for carbon fiber recycling at the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) in Augsburg. The investment will further strengthen ITA’s position as a leading address for the development of products made of recycled carbon fibers. The line will include bale opening, feeding, carding, crosslapping, needling and winding.
Development of hybrid, thermoplastic and thermoset materials made of carbon fiber waste
The line, first presented to the public at ITMA 2015 in Milan, is characterized by compact design, fast adaption to changing production conditions and economic operation. Various features in different modules of the compact line allow an easy and efficient processing of carbon fibers. By means of installing the compact line in the technical center of the Institut für Textiltechnik Augsburg, future requirements in terms of economic efficiency and function integration can be addressed, focusing on the development of hybrid as well as thermoplastic and thermoset materials made of carbon fiber waste.
ITA Augsburg: development of spreaded fiber-tows up to semi-finished products
ITA Augsburg was founded 2014 and aims at application-oriented research and development of fiber based materials and production systems. Core research areas are the development of spreaded fiber-tows and their functionalization (using thermoplastic matric materials) up to semi-finished products (tapes, tow-pregs) as well as recycling and processing of secondary raw materials coming from the composites industry. ITA Augsburg is a subsidiary of 3T GmbH in Aachen and has a close cooperation with one of the largest institutes at RWTH Aachen University the Institut für Textiltechnik.