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6th December 2018, Seattle, WA

New life for airplane structure material

Boeing and ELG are considering expanding the agreement to include excess material from three additional Boeing sites in Canada, China and Malaysia. © ELG Carbon FibreBoeing and ELG Carbon Fibre have announced a partnership to recycle excess aerospace-grade composite material, which will be used by other companies to make products such as electronic accessories and automotive equipment.

The agreement covers excess carbon fibre from 11 Boeing airplane manufacturing sites and will reduce solid waste by more than one million pounds a year. As a result of the partnership, ELG estimates the number of its employees will nearly triple from 39 in 2016 to an expected 112 by the end of 2019 as the recycling market continues to expand.

Carbon-fibre reinforced material is extremely strong and lightweight, making it attractive for a variety of uses, including in building the super-efficient 787 Dreamliner and the all-new 777X airplane.

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