FAQ's

FAQ's

Have a question? Check out our answers.

Sales and New Product Development

Does ELG Carbon Fibre make bespoke products or standard products?

As well as standard grades of milled fibres, chopped fibres and nonwoven mats, ELG Carbon Fibre can make customised grades where these are required. Typical characteristics that can be tailored included fibre length for milled and chopped products, and width, fibre areal weight, surface finish and proportion of thermoplastic fibres (if used) in nonwoven mats. ELG can also tailor product certification testing to align with the needs of its customers . 

What industries do you serve?

ELG Carbon Fibre produces products for the composites (materials to make thermoset and thermoplastic laminates) and compounding industries. ELG’s materials, and products made from them, are used in  industries such as  Automotive, Marine, Aero, Electronics and Civil Engineering.

Recycling

How do you protect sensitive materials and components?

All feedstock materials are stored in a secure warehouse. Sensitive materials and components are kept in separate, segregated storage areas within the warehouse. Certificates of destruction can be provided once te materials have been destroyed to the extent that no IP remains.

Technical

What is pyrolysis?

Thermal decomposition of materials in an inert atmosphere. Pyrolysis typically leaves a residue on the materials that have been treated. ELG operates a modified process in which oxygen is introduced after the pyrolysis step to remove these residues, leaving a clean fibre suitable for conversion into products that can be used in the composites and compounding industries.

What effect does the thermal process have on the material?

The reclaimed fibre experiences brief oxidisation at the beginning of the process thus we see a drop in tensile strength of about 10%. Stiffness characteristics are unchanged.