GFK4new

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January 2021
Headquarters 4107 Ettingen, Switzerland
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GFK4new - An innovative new recyclate made from glass fiber reinforced thermoset waste

Today glass fiber reinforced plastic waste (GFRP) is either incinerated or disposed of in landfills meaning that this high-quality material is not recycled in a sustainable way. A sustainable GFRP recycling is therefore urgently needed. To date, however, no recycling method in the sense of circular economy has established itself on the market. That is why iwas-concepts AG, together with partners from research and industry, develops and implements innovative and sustainable solutions for GFRP recycling to process these high-quality waste products and return them into the material cycle. With GFK4new valuable resources can be saved an harmful impacts on the environment can be reduced.

Key features

  • Absorbs up to 98% less water than applications made from wood plastic composite (WPC)
  • Solution has an average of 170% better mechanical properties than other mainstream alternatives
  • More than 50% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
  • 70% reduction of energy consumption
  • 100% recyclable after end of life

Profitability

  • The total cost of ownership of applications made from the novel recyclate is more than 30% lower than that of applications made from WPC
  • Material costs can be reduced by 25% per year when compared to WPC
  • Creates value from FRP thermoset waste that would otherwise be incinerated (10%) or landfilled (90%).

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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