Gallery Xcrusher 1
Gallery Xcrusher 1
April 2019
Headquarters 95310 Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône, France
In collaboration with Soprema Group

Xcrusher - Contact free crushing of complex materials using a power pulse technology

Xcrusher is a high performance pulsed power technological solution for recycling and valuation of carbon fiber.

A series of electrical pulses of very high power are applied to products and materials immersed beforehand in an ambient liquid medium. The passage of the electric arc and the generation of a mechanical shockwave which propagates over the materials, enable a release of the constituent elements of the products and/or materials by fragmentation, pulverization. Thanks contact-free crushing, Xcrusher can breakdown complex materials in order to recycle their fundamental constituents in an environmentally friendly way. This means there is no usage of chemicals and less energy consumption, thus lowering carbon emissions.

Key features

  • Separates fibers and epoxy resin without altering the fiber's mechanical properties and its surface chemistry.
  • Does not produce by-products that impact the environment.
  • Uses less than 2% of the energy required to produce virgin fibers.


  • Can recycle carbon fiber at approx. less than 80% of the cost to produce virgin fibers.

Company Profile

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

Looking For

Activity Region

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Germany, Spain, France,

North america

Canada, United States,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity

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