France’s Fairmat recycles carbon composite materials used in airplanes, wind turbines and cars and turns them into new materials that can be used to make everything from sporting goods to furniture. It has signed partnerships with 15 industrial companies that collectively represent more than 35% of carbon fiber composite waste in Europe, including Hexcel, Tarmac Aerosave, Siemens Gamesa, Dassault Aviation and MerConcep, and it has contracts with 30 companies that plan to incorporate the recycled material into their product designs.
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