The SWAN Impact Network is pleased to announce an investment in Vartega.
Vartega creates recycled carbon fiber. Using reclaimed and recycled carbon fiber is a low-cost alternative to virgin material for automotive and industrial applications. Vartega sources carbon fiber from various dry fiber and prepreg scrap sources. This material exhibits the same mechanical properties as virgin carbon fiber. Vartega’s carbon fiber is available in semi-continuous, chopped, and milled formats. It is ideally suited for use in thermoplastics, non-wovens, and molding compounds.
Recycled carbon fiber can be used to reduce vehicle weight – increasing range and fuel economy while reducing emissions. Recycled carbon fiber has been used extensively in consumer goods as well as the oil and gas industry. Vartega’s recycled carbon fiber features virgin mechanical properties as well as minimal thermal expansion and high electrical conductivity.
By utilizing the Vartega process, thousands of tons of waste will be diverted from landfill each year. The economic impact of reduced waste disposal fees is significant, but the most substantial economic benefit of using low-cost recycled carbon fiber comes from reduced fuel consumption due to vehicle lightweighting.